Category Archives: Industry Insight

Free Rides! Calgary and Edmonton to test 12-seat electric, autonomous vehicle shuttle bus system

Free Rides! Calgary and Edmonton to test 12-seat electric, autonomous vehicle shuttle bus system Two Alberta cities will offer free test-rides in autonomous, electric shuttles this fall! City planners in Alberta announced on June 6, 2018 that two AV projects will allow the public to ‘test-ride’ in Autonomous Vehicles (AV’s) in the fall of 2018. […]

USC Training List Update

UAS Training List Update: Thank you to Eric Edwards and Welcome Kate Kienapple Here is latest list of UAS training service providers who have declared conformance to the Transport Canada knowledge requirements. On behalf of our entire industry, this is an opportunity to thank Eric Edwards who has led the development of the original TP, […]

(Un)certain Skies: Drones in the World of Tomorrow

“(Un)certain Skies: Drones in the World of Tomorrow’. ” OECD International Transport Forum has just published this report.  USC is pleased to have been invited to review and comment upon the document and thanks all of the contributors for their efforts.” (un)certain-skies-drones_ITF

Apply soon for funding with Canada’s National BVLOS Testbed Program

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) and partners LOOKNorth are encouraging Canadian companies, academia and R&D organizations in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector to apply for funding to advance Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. USC and LOOKNorth worked together to secure funding and support from Transport Canada for projects that will shape the regulatory […]


The BVLOS cluster lead by USC and LOOKNorth is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals in support of Canadian SME efforts to demonstrate BVLOS capability.  Funding is being provided through the LOOKNorth Centre of Excellence technology validation program under four areas of interest: Risk model development and integration BVLOS trial risk assessment support BVLOS […]

RCN Awards MDA $8 M for UAVs

The RCN announced today that MDA  has been awarded an $8M contract to supply mini UAVs based on the Aerovironment Puma.

USC Compliant Training List – 2018-04 UPDATE

Unmanned Systems Canada, as part of our Canadian UAS industry support, endeavours to maintain a list of UAS Training organizations in Canada that have declared compliance to Transport Canada’s key document,  “TP 15263E – Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAV) 25 kg or Less, Operating within Visual Line of Sight”. This […]

DND Announces IDEaS Research and Development Program

I am pleased to inform you that today, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, launched the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program and its first Call for Proposals for Competitive Projects. IDEaS will revolutionize the way DND generates solutions to complex challenges. Through IDEaS, DND will invest $1.6 billion […]

Regional Forums: Future Fighter Regional Forums 23 April – 1 May

Important Update and registration links (below) regarding the B2B Schedule to meet with Future Fighter Capability Project (#FFCP) Procurement participants to discuss collaboration and Industrial Technology Benefits.  French version provided below.  REMINDER: There are only TWO WEEKS before Future Fighter Regional Forums begin! Register now to attend. The Government of Canada is coming to a city near you […]

USC Chair to Testify at Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities -Wed 28 Mar 3:30pm

UPDATE – 5 Minute address attached The Chairman of USC Mark Aruja, will testify to the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Wed 28 Mar at 3:30 pm.  Listen live on: [wpdm_package id=4475 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”] Call to action – Help support your association’s advocacy.  Become a USC member now.   Membership […]