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DJI Agriculture is Helping Farmers in the Americas Grow the Future! – UASweekly.com

DJI, the pioneer in aerial technology, imaging, and education solutions today introduces the Agras T20P agricultural drone in the Americas. This marks the first time the T20P will be launched outside of Asia and will be on display at Brazil’s Agrishow, one of the largest agricultural technology trade shows in the world.

The DJI SmartFarm Web can instantly generate high-definition images of farmland and orchards, as well as analyze crop growth with total clarity. It enables convenient management of digitalized agricultural information by providing guidance for the automatic operations of different agricultural machinery and monitoring the effectiveness of operations.

With industry-leading drone products and years of technical expertise, DJI established the DJI Agriculture brand in 2015 and has developed a broad portfolio of DJI Agras products such as the T-series and MG-series agricultural drones, Mavic 3 Multispectral, DJI Terra and DJI SmartFarm App.

Since 2015, DJI Agriculture has been working with its partners to create an aerial application ecosystem centered on pesticide optimization, product improvement, technological advancement and talent growth. The products have been used in various regions and favored by customers worldwide.

“The introduction of DJI Agras T20P to the Americas is expected to benefit farmers by enhancing the standard and productivity of their crops, cutting down expenses, and boosting revenue,” said Celio Zhang, Regional Representative of the Americas at DJI Agriculture.” Additionally, it will encourage the advancement of contemporary agriculture practices and provide the very latest technology to help farming businesses thrive.”

Light and Nimble Design to Make Agriculture Easier

With DJI Agriculture’s aim to simplify agricultural practices, the Agras T20P is light and nimble while packing powerful performance, featuring a four-rotor and new tilted truss design that reduces its size by 77% for easy handling by one person. Equipped with a Dual Atomized Spraying System, DJI Terra, Active Phased Array Radar and Binocular Vision, it supports multiple operations from surveying and mapping, to spraying and spreading, offering superior performance and versatility at the best value.

Dual Atomization for Even Spraying 

The new magnetic transmission design completely isolates the pesticide from the motor, making the agriculture drone corrosion-proof and ultra-durable, which can be quickly disassembled by hand for easy cleaning. The dual atomized spray disc ensures even droplets and more efficient pesticide usage. The proprietary centrifugal valve prevents leakage, avoids over-fertilization, pollution, and reduces pesticide use while protecting the environment.

Enhanced Spreading Efficiency for Superior Performance 

Being able to spread 1 ton of fertilizer per hour, the T20P Spreading System supports greater payload weight and capacity of up to 25kg and 35L. The drone is equipped with a weighing sensor that monitors the spread quantity and remaining payload. The spreading device can be easily dismantled in 3 minutes and be cleaned.

Improved Obstacle Sensing for Safer Operations

The obstacle sensing capability has been enhanced through the utilization of active phased array radar and binocular vision, which can provide 360-degree omnidirectional obstacle sensing to ensure optimal security during operations. The detection distance of up to 50 m allows for intelligent terrain following, smooth scaling and bypassing of multiple obstacles.

Mapping, Spraying and Spreading, All in One 

Combining mapping, spraying and spreading functions, the AGRAS T20P enables easy capture of your desired view with its UHD camera and adjustable gimbal. Farmland and orchard images can be captured in real time, and local maps can be generated using the remote control without full internet connection. The system detects land boundaries and obstacles automatically, for quicker planning of flight routes over farmland and hilly orchards.

DJI SmartFarm Web: Easy Management of Digitalized Agricultural Information

Consisting of major functions including Farmland Information Management, Intelligent Field Scouting and Analysis, the platform is recommended to be paired with the Mavic 3 Multispectral. It can generate 3D maps for hillside orchards with complex terrains and can plan 3D routes with height information to provide optimal routes for agricultural drones. It can also guide variable-rate operations by generating prescription maps and synchronize them to agricultural drones for variable operations, saving pesticides and fertilizer.

Price and Availability

DJI Agras T20P will be available for purchase in select countries and regions on May 10, 2023. For more details about the product, pricing, and availability, contact an authorized local DJI reseller. Operators should check local regulations to determine what certifications and approvals are required to operate this product in their country or region.

IAI Flies High with $100 Million Contract to Bring Airborne SIGINT Solutions to an International Customer – UASweekly.com

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced that its subsidiary, ELTA Systems, has been awarded a contract worth over $100 million to provide an international customer with airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) solutions. The contract includes the delivery and maintenance of SIGINT systems and airborne communication suites for both manned and unmanned aircraft.

The SIGINT capabilities of the systems are designed to handle complex signal formats in dense communications and electronic environments, and provide real-time intelligence to the customer on enemy activity and communications over a wide area. The systems are developed for Intelligence, Communications, and Electronic Warfare (EW), providing a full array of solutions for Electromagnetic Dominance.

IAI offers systems in the fields of SIGINT, EW systems for self-protection and electronic attack, communications systems, and multi-intelligence software. ELTA’s VP and GM of Intelligence, Communications, and Electronic Warfare (EW) Division, Adi Dulberg, stated that achieving Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance is a crucial goal in the modern battlefield, and ELTA’s expertise in airborne SIGINT and EW has been combat-tested and proven. ELTA is excited to provide its customer with cutting-edge technology to achieve their operational intelligence goals in the future.

Bluesky and Ecopia Collaborate to Develop the First-ever 3D Map of Ireland – UASweekly.com

Bluesky International, a leading aerial survey company, and Ecopia AI (Ecopia), a provider of AI-based mapping systems, have recently announced a partnership to develop the first-ever 3D land cover map of Ireland. The map will be created using Bluesky’s high-resolution aerial imagery (12.5 and 25 cm resolution) and Ecopia’s advanced mapping technology. This 3D map of Ireland will be highly accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date, providing valuable geospatial information for a wide range of mission-critical applications in both the public and private sectors.

This partnership between Bluesky and Ecopia will enable the delivery of map data with unprecedented detail and accuracy, empowering organizations with a reliable source of truth for land cover information across Ireland. The map will include high-precision vector layers for various features such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, bridges, parks, car parks, sports grounds, forests, and lakes. Moreover, the map data will be updated annually to keep it up-to-date with the rapidly changing world, informing decision-making processes across various industries, including urban planning, stormwater management, and telecommunications network expansion.

Rachel Tidmarsh, the CEO of Bluesky, expressed her excitement about the partnership with Ecopia and how it would help clients derive additional value from the company’s high-resolution aerial imagery. She also noted that the partnership would drive innovation that meets the rising demand for high-quality geospatial information. Abigail Coholic, the Senior Director of Partnerships at Ecopia, also highlighted the significance of the collaboration between the two companies and how it would provide critical insights to both the public and private sectors.

Overall, this partnership between Bluesky and Ecopia represents an exciting development in the field of geospatial information, and the 3D map of Ireland is expected to provide valuable insights for a wide range of industries and applications.

For more information visit www.bluesky-world.com

Teledyne FLIR Donates SIRAS Drone to VMSC Emergency Medical Services in Honor of Late Employee and First Responder Volunteer, David Bond – UASweekly.com

On April 20, Teledyne FLIR and VMSC Emergency Medical Services co-hosted an event at VMSC’s headquarters in Landsdale, Pa., to honor the service, dedication, and memory of David Bond (1967-2023). To celebrate David and to carry on his legacy and dedication to his community, Teledyne FLIR donated a SIRAS drone to provide VMSC with greater capabilities for future K9 search and rescue (SAR) missions. For those who knew David professionally, he was a test manager at Teledyne Judson for 31 years, and for those who knew him outside of his day job, he was a dedicated volunteer for VMSC Emergency Medical Services and its SAR team.

“David dedicated his life to his community. He would go out of his way to help, he wouldn’t just give you the shirt off his back, but continue to give it every day,” said Shane Wheeler, CEO of VMSC. “Dave’s untimely death really left a hole in our hearts here at VMSC, but it has also inspired us to carry on his legacy of service and compassion in this community.”

The SIRAS is a fitting tribute to the life and work of David Bond who was always eager to embrace new technologies and ideas to improve the safety and well being of the Landsdale community, located a half hour northwest of Philadelphia.

“Dave and I spent hours discussing how he used thermal imaging on his search and rescue missions,” said Ezra Merrill, senior marketing director, OEM, Teledyne FLIR. “We are here today because of Dave’s vision for VMSC and his dedication to safeguarding the community.”


The SIRAS drone pairs a radiometric thermal and visible camera payload for best-in-class imagery to pinpoint critical details day or night, in thermal and visible light, in all types of weather and lighting conditions. Where seconds matter when locating missing persons, the drone has a startup time of only one minute and is geofence free so the pilot can take the drone when and where it needs to go to complete the mission. This drone will provide critical support for first responders to help save lives.

“Dave was a valued member of our team for the past 31 years. He knew and cared about everyone he worked with, and spread his joy everywhere he could. He was a dog lover and trainer, a volunteer, and SAR K9 handler who founded the drone team at VMSC,” said Bob Hyland, vice president of operations at Teledyne Judson. “He was simply a wonderful person, and everyone who knew him was proud to know him. Today really brings together his excellent work for Teledyne and the community.”

“David first worked with Teledyne FLIR two years ago to secure a Vue TZ20-R thermal camera payload for the existing drone airframe at VMSC, introducing a game-changing technology that gave the organization more capability for SAR missions at all hours,” said Dave Boland, VMSC Board & K9 SAR team member, “He was proud to have a drone payload from the company he loved, and I imagine he would be overjoyed to improve the drone program’s capabilities with the SIRAS drone, a program he was instrumental in founding.”

The Teledyne FLIR, Teledyne Judson, and VMSC teams were joined by Pennsylvania State Senator Tracy Pennycuick, Rev. Dr. Deborah Darlington, and David’s sister Melody Kragh, amongst dozens of other local agencies and community members who had been touched by the service and dedication of David Bond.

Inertial Labs and Hesai Technology Join Forces in Multi-Year Technology Partnership to Develop Cutting-Edge LiDAR Sensors – UASweekly.com

Hesai Technology (HSAI) and Inertial Labs have announced a multi-year technology partnership agreement for LiDAR sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for autonomous marine, land, and aerial-based robotics systems. Inertial Labs, a global leader in mobile robotics navigation systems and inertial measurement units, has selected Hesai’s sensors to enable its navigation systems for robotics systems to operate autonomously and safely.

Hesai’s LiDAR sensor solutions enable robotics systems to operate autonomously and safely without human intervention. The sensors provide real-time 3D point cloud data for localization, obstacle detection, and path planning. Hesai’s low-power sensors support autonomous mobile systems in various outdoor environmental conditions, including precipitation from rain, snow, and fog. The sensors are also unaffected by varying lighting conditions and can operate in daytime and nighttime.

“Inertial Labs is a company with a rich history in hardware engineering. Our mission is to develop cutting-edge solutions that drive the adoption of advanced sensor-fusion navigation and perception technologies at more affordable costs. Our unwavering commitment to quality is evident in our products, which are designed to meet the highest performance and reliability standards. At Inertial Labs, product excellence is always our top priority. To ensure the quality and accuracy of our products, we conduct exhaustive testing in our labs and gather feedback from customers worldwide. Our research has led us to conclude that Hesai LiDAR sensors are the ideal choice for achieving highly accurate and reliable 3D measurements,” stated Inertial Labs CEO Jamie Marraccini.

Inertial Labs has a rich history in hardware engineering and is dedicated to developing cutting-edge cost-effective navigation and perception solutions using advanced sensor-fusion technologies. The company’s products are rigorously tested and receive customer feedback worldwide, ensuring the highest quality and performance. Based on its research, Inertial Labs has concluded that Hesai LiDAR sensors are optimal for achieving accurate and reliable 3D measurements.

“Inertial Labs’ navigation and Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) provide seamlessly integrated heading and ego-motion data to the LiDAR data stream. With this fused data stream, customer’s robotic systems can expertly navigate a variety of Operational Design Domains (ODDs) from the land, sea, and air,” stated Frank Bertini, Director of Technical Marketing at Inertial Labs.

The technology partnership agreement between Hesai Technology (HSAI) and Inertial Labs for LiDAR sensors is expected to bring innovative LiDAR solutions to the market that will help advance the unmanned aerial systems and drone industry forward.

DroneShield Provides Unmatched Security for IRONMAN Texas 2023 – UASweekly.com

DroneShield Limited , a leading counter unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company, is proud to announce that after placing a follow-on order, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MCOHSEM) deployed DroneShield’s DroneSentry System for the IRONMAN Triathlon Championships 2023 in Woodlands, Texas for the second year in a row. The event was held earlier this month.

The DroneSentry system is a multi-sensor platform designed to provide advanced warning and early identification of potential threats posed by unmanned systems. By detecting drones and providing real-time alerts, the system allows for quick and efficient responses to potential threats, mitigating risks associated with the rise of unmanned systems.
“Through repeat orders from early adopters, like the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, it is evident that the need for cutting-edge counter drone detection technology remains crucial for public events and critical infrastructure facilities,” said Jayde Wilks, Sales Executive at DroneShield. “We are dedicated to assisting security operators in navigating the complex landscape of C-UAS and offering innovative solutions that prioritize community safety and public security.”

The IRONMAN Championships is a high-profile event that draws athletes and spectators from around the world, and with the proliferation of drones, the risk to public safety has increased. The DroneSentry System provides real-time alerts to security personnel, enabling them to respond quickly to any potential threats posed by unmanned systems.
DroneShield’s innovative solutions are increasingly relied upon by law enforcement, military, and security organizations worldwide to safeguard against the threat of rogue drones. The combination of RfOne radiofrequency sensors, RadarZero radar, and DroneOpt camera system with DroneOptID, an AI-powered detection, identification, and tracking software, makes the DroneSentry an optimal solution for public safety and security operators.
Jason Milsaps, Executive Director at Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MCOHSEM), commented, “DroneShield was asked to return to the event to support the deployment and assist end-user familiarity with the equipment for the second year, following the initial successful deployment last year. The equipment is modular, easy to set up and take down, and provided world-class performance for this critical event.”
With its modular design, sensor agnostic platform, and rapid deployability, the DroneSentry stands out as the top choice for public safety and critical infrastructure markets. DroneShield’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security for all continues to drive the development of innovative counter-UAS technology.
For more information on DroneShield’s products and services, please visit www.droneshield.com.

Sky Power International to Exhibit Together with UAS Global Services at Xponential 2023 – UASweekly.com

Sky Power International and UAS manufacturer UAS Global Services are exhibiting together at
Xponential 2023 in Denver, Colorado. The Texas-based company is using engines from the German two-
stroke and Wankelengine specialist. “We are pleased to welcome one of our U.S. customers and its flight
systems to our booth as a reference,” said Karsten Schudt, managing director of Sky Power GmbH. All of
Sky Power’s propulsion units are manufactured in Germany. The company develops, tests and
manufactures all units at its German headquarters near Frankfurt.

UAS Global Service will present the two helicopters Anzen EG-1250 and Sicura EG-1100. The Anzen EG-
1250 is a flight system of the heavy lift cargo and multidrop platforms group 3, with a maximum take-off
weight of 250 lbs. Thanks to its long flight duration and high flexibility, a wide range of tasks can be
performed. The name abbreviation “EG” in Anzen EG-1250 stands for an electric and kerosene twin
engine configuration. The main engine is Sky Power’s powerful and fuel-efficient SP-180 SRE Wankel
engine, integrated into a helicopter for the first time.

After more than 5 years of development, the Anzen EG-1250’s highly versatile design allows for a variety
of engine, payload and operational options. “Looking back, we found Sky Power to be the important
partner in equipping this concept with the right propulsion unit. From the initial inquiry, through
consultation, project planning and initial engine delivery, as well as during the integration of the
propulsion system, we were very well supported by Sky Power International,” said Curtis Youngblood,
managing director of UAS Global Service. The flexibility of the Anzen EG-1250 allows it to support a
variety of industries, including marine, agriculture, oil and gas, utilities, cargo transport and ISR.
The second flight system presented is the Sicura EG-1100, which is a single-rotor helicopter based on
decades of experience in UAV helicopter development. The Sicura EG-1100 is the third generation of an
internally developed platform that has become the workhorse of the UAS Global Services fleet and is
now available to other customers. The helicopter is available with both electric and kerosene engines.
The company relies on Sky Power’s powerful and efficient SP-110 TS ROS twin-cylinder engine. The
result is a helicopter that flies exceptionally stable in challenging environmental conditions, which is an
important necessary characteristic, especially for image acquisition and LiDAR operations. “Thanks to the
large, vibration-isolated payload carriers, the customer can carry a variety of payloads in one flight,”
Youngblood continues.

Sky Power International and UAS Global Services will be showcasing at Xponential 2023, booth 3213,
May 8-11 in Denver.

About Sky Power
Sky Power International is a leading manufacturer of 2-stroke combustion- and Wankel engines for UAS
(Unmanned Aerial Systems) and hybrid applications. Besides in-house development and manufacturing,
Sky Power International produces all engines in Germany. Custom adaptations, new developments and
continuous performance improvements of the combustion engines are ongoing company objectives.
More information: www.skypower.online