Category Archives: Press Releases

Student UAS Competition – Phase 1 Design Paper Winners 2020 & 2021

Not even COVID-19 can lock down the two attempts of the 12th annual UAS-STC Student Competition. Although the the 2020 flying phase was grounded and the 2021 phase will be virtual, the design paper competition is complete. The judges were impressed! And the winners are….

The 12th USC-STC Student UAS Competition is Going Virtual

When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last years UAS competition flying phase, the teams and committee collaborated on a plan to create a virtual competition for 2021. The original scenario to deliver medical supplies by drone, is more appropriate than ever. Teams from 10 universities will be up for the challenge from April 30 to […]

TC Warning to Industry on Bogus Pilot and Drone ID Cards

Ottawa, August 31st, 2020 French FOLLOWS Transport Canada released this note to Canadian Training Schools and the RPAS Industry earlier today: Briefing to the RPAS Training Provider Community: Subject:  Unauthorized RPAS Pilot Certificate and Drone Registration Cards in Circulation Transport Canada (TC) recently became aware of wallet-sized “Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate” and “Transport Canada […]

New USC-STC Chair Michael Cohen Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 5, 2019  MICHAEL H. COHEN ASSUMES DUTIES AS NEW CHAIR OF USC-STC OTTAWA: Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Cohen has been appointed as Chair of STC-USC, effective on the eve of #UC19Ottawa. Michael replaces outgoing chair Mark Aruja, who led the association a […]

$12.5M Announcement at #UC19Ottawa

By Scott Simmie There was a major announcement on the opening day of the #UC19Ottawa conference: Three Alberta-based companies in the #unmanned world are partnering with Peraton Canada on a five year, $12.5M project that will create 50 “high-value” jobs. The goal of “SkySensus” is to “advance the development and use of RPAS technology for […]

Students – Apply Before August 31st for the $2500 Mark Cuss Memorial Scholarship

USC-STC is honoured to support Canada’s rising stars contributing to the future of Unmanned Systems In December 2006, a young, gifted unmanned vehicles engineer working with CDL Systems named Mark Cuss passed away after a courageous 22-month battle with cancer.  At the time of his death, Mark was only 27 years old. However, during his short time, Mark made […]