Category Archives: Industry Insight

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 […]

Mexico Canada UAS Joint Declaration of Intent

The Ministers of Mexican and Canadian aviation regulatory departments (DGAC and Transport Canada respectively) have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on UAS co-operation. This agreement has resulted from initial meetings held at UC2016 in Edmonton, and subsequently in Mexico City in April this year. This signed agreement enables Canadian and Mexican companies to conduct […]

Mexican UAV Opportunities.

In ongoing efforts by Unmanned Systems Canada to promote Canadian exports, a highly successful event series of events were recently held in Mexico City during the week of 24-29 April. The week kicked off with a meeting between Transport Canada,  the Mexican aviation regulator DGAC, with Unmanned Systems Canada invited to participate and represented by […]

EW Payload Systems for USV Procurement

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to procure 3 Electronic Payload Systems that are designed to function in a marine environment with an existing  Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV).      

Safety Rules for Recreational Dones

Minister Garneau will announce today  an Interim Order which provides safety rules for recreational drone use. As the national organization representing over 500 members from the professional Unmanned Aerial Systems community, we applaud the Minister’s initiative to take steps to implement clear and enforceable regulations to deter the hazardous operation of recreational drones. Nonetheless, we […]

Canadian government seeking proposals for Arctic surveillance technology – 11 Jan 17

The Call for Proposals (CFP) is an invitation to bidders to submit innovative science and technology (S&T) proposals in support of Canada’s defence, security and public safety. More specifically, this CFP identifies S&T Challenges that relate to the following DRDC programs and for which innovative solutions are sought:   All-Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Program — […]

PWGSC LOI T8493-150035/B – UAS for NASP LOI#2 – SUMMARY and UPDATE

PWGSC has issued updated information regarding their Request for Information on the proposed Transport Canada UAS procurement for the National Aerial Surveillance Program. The updated information, and feedback on the industrial engagement sessions can be found at: [wpdm_package id=2103 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”] [wpdm_package id=2105 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”]

RFI – Government of Ontario – Unmanned Aerial Systems Service Providers

UNMANNED Aerial System Service Providers   Reference Number 378888   Solicitation Number OSS_00604925   Organization Name Ontario Shared Services   Source ID PV.MN.ON.895607.C90792   Associated Components No Dates   Published 2016-08-15   Revised   Closing 2016-09-09 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT Details   Category Aerospace   GSINS N1550: UNMANNED AIRCRAFT N6340: AIRCRAFT ALARM AND SIGNAL […]

Draganfly Innovations adds GLONASS Support to Supplement GPS

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN and VENICE, CALIFORNIA – April 26, 2016 – Draganfly Innovations announced today the addition of support for GLONASS satellite navigation, which will provide higher accuracy and function in more locations than GPS alone. GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System) is a Russian space-based navigation system similar to GPS. Both systems consist of orbiting satellites […]

7 Steps to starting a UAV company in Canada

Far too often I have customers sending links to drone service company websites that have advertising and content that make me cringe. We mostly see what will eventually become evidence for Transport Canada to shut them down or fine them. We see them post half-truths about regulation and downright moronic claims that they are operating safely […]