Category Archives: Industry Insight

Meet USC’s New Executive Director, Glenn Martin

Unmanned Systems Canada Chairman of the Board Mark Aruja announced that effective January 1st, 2018, Ms. Glenn Martin (B.Comm., CAE) will be the new Executive Director for USC, the national association representing Canada’s rapidly growing aerial, land and marine unmanned vehicle industry. Glenn brings USC a long history of industry association leadership with 8 years as CEO […]

USC Newsletter – Feb 18

Unmanned Systems Canada in partnership with LOOKNorth (LN) organized a BVLOS workshop which was held at the Transport Canada facilities in Montreal on 15 February. Over 80 participants in person and via teleconference. The key objectives were to introduce potential funding available from LN/USC for USC corporate members to support BVLOS trials and the implementation […]

1 March Webinar: How to Approach Meetings with Defence Contractors by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Is your company interested in working with the defence industry? Have you secured a first meeting with a defence contractor but are unsure what to expect? Your regional economic development organization is here to assist you! The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) and the  Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) will be hosting […]

UAS Competition: Students and Police

Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition-  Students Summoned by Police It is not unusual for students to have a run-in with the law, but these students are taking their best technology to be on side with the police. This year 14 university teams from across Canada have been summoned by the Manitoba RCMP to provide UAS […]

Royal Canadian Navy Issues UAS RFP – due 15 Dec

The RCN has issued an RFP for the acquisition and support of a Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) to support the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).The MMUAS will be used to provide the RCN a beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) ISR capability aboard the Kingston-class ships. Bids are due on 15 December […]

Government of Canada Awards Drone Airspace Management System Contract to Kongsberg Geospatial

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to Ottawa-based Kongsberg Geospatial for an emergency operations airspace UAV tracking system Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial software technology, announced today that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded them a contract to produce an Emergency Operations Airspace Management System (EOAMS) […]

Kongsberg Geospatial and eSmart Systems partner to Deliver Real-time BVLOS Powerline Intelligence to Utility Companies

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and eSmart Systems, who develop digital intelligence for the energy industry and smart communities, announced today that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness system into the eSmart Systems Connected Drone solution for powerline inspection. Read the full […]

LeddarTech Leads the Charge in Solid-State LiDAR for Autonomous Driving with US$101 Million Series C Financing

Leddar Tech Inc. announced today the completion of a combined investment of US $101 million (close to CAD $130 million) led by Osram and including Delphi Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Representing the Company’s largest capital raise to date, this round of funding will […]

Starscream Aerial Services – Oil & Gas Industry: Drill Pad Footprint Analysis

This paper examines the benefits and cost savings of conducting a drill pad footprint analysis by Starscream Aerial Services, using the Draganflyer X4-P drone and photogrammetry Pix4D post-processing software in contrast to traditional methods. http://www.draganfly.com/case-studies/starscream-aerial-services-oil-gas-industry-drill-pad-footprint-analysis

International UAS Operator Survey – Request for Participation

Canadian companies are encouraged to take a few moments to complete this UVSI survey. This survey is not only important to develop a better international perspective on the state of the UAS industry today, but also is a mechanism for Canadian companies to promote their capabilities to an international audience. All respondents will receive the […]