The Canadian Government releases Request for Information for the DND Joint Unmanned Surveillance and Target Acquisition System (JUSTAS).

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is requesting Industry feedback regarding long range, long endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the Government of Canada (GC), the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The objectives of this RFI are to: a. share with Industry, the GC and the CAF long range, […]

Drone Wars – Episode IV

In a time of new discoveries, the skies are filled with drones. One department will step up and try to restore understanding across the galaxy. Spreading a message of peace, order and good governance among drone users and regulators, Transport Canada will enlist the help of civilians, law enforcement and officials from across the galaxy. […]

Transport Canada UAV Regulations

More and more people are using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sometimes commonly called drones, for work and research. Transport Canada is working hard to regulate their use to keep the public and our airspace safe. Before you fly your UAV, make sure you understand the rules that apply and follow them. Below are interesting clips published […]

Autonomous Vehicles in Canada – A White Paper for the Federal Government

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles in Canada.  Recommendations for enabling the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Canada have been put forward to the federal government by the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE). Notably, the Ontario government has demonstrated clear leadership in its ambitions to embrace the potential of automated vehicles, announcing their support for […]

RFNCS UAS Survey for Moose Aerial Inventory

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is sending out a request to the UAS vendor community for a BVLOS Moose Aerial Inventory experiment in Northeastern Ontario. The submission deadline is January 11th, 2016. Please see link below for complete details. [wpdm_package id=’1204′]

Student Competition – Call for Sponsors

A record 18 teams, representing the best and brightest from Canadian universities and colleges have registered for this year’s UAS student competition.  A challenging precision agriculture scenario will test their engineering, program management, innovation and leadership skills.  Their first deadline will be the submission of their system design report due January 15th.   If all the […]

Letter to the Minister of Transport

December 5, 2015 The Honourable Marc Garneau, C.C., CD, Ph.D., F.C.A.S.I., PC Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your recent electoral success and appointment to the Privy Council. As Canada’s national non-profit association representing public and private innovation in unmanned vehicle systems, we […]

Thank you for making Unmanned Canada 2015 such a terrific success!

Unmanned Systems Canada wishes to thank all attendees, exhibitors, partners and sponsors for one of the most memorable Conferences to date! Thank you to everyone who joined us, including our outstanding session presenters, speakers, panelists and incredible volunteers who helped us showcase Canadian capabilities. Your participation helped make this year’s Conference an outstanding forum for […]

Record 18 Teams Register for Student UAS Competition

10 November 2015         Students at Canadian Universities have responded in record numbers to the 2016 Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition. A total of 18 teams from across Canada have registered for the event. First time competitors from Western, Guelph and McGill will add excitement and new input to this 9th annual challenge. In search […]

Unmanned Canada 2015 Program

Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 pm  – 10:00 pm Pre-Registration is open to all attendees arriving for the conference Office Suite 201Speakers for Workshops must register & submit Presentations at this time 6:00 pm  – 10:00 pm Unmanned Systems Canada Board Meeting   Only for the Board Members – Prince George Hotel Tuesday, November 3, 2015 […]