(video link) The renewed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagoro-Karabakh region has captured the attention of military strategists worldwide, including the United States, because of the degree to which drones have changed the battlefield. While the wide-open, rugged terrain of the region has played a role, Turkish- and Israeli-built remotely piloted vehicles are dominating the battlefield, causing strategists to think a lot about land-battle tactics—and about the value of tanks in the 21st century. Azerbaijan has been using a number of weapons systems from both Turkey…

SkySensus, a Canadian drone research project, is flying high after it was selected to fulfill Canada’s official Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Traffic Management Service Trials. SkySensus will partner with Belgium-based Unifly, one of Europe’s big names in unmanned traffic management (UTM) View original article at Drone Life

Canada’s busiest airports, railways, and maritime ports have partnered with border security agencies and corporations on a proposal to roll out facial recognition for travellers to the United States, with the goal of one day using the controversial technology to identify every traveller crossing the frontier. The Future Borders Coalition—a cross-border initiative of more than 60 industry groups and transport hubs including Toronto’s Pearson airport, Canadian National railway and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—aims to use “next-generation biometrics, drone networks and smartphone apps” to process the movement of…

In big progress for urban air mobility in North America, EHang announces that they will soon start testing passenger drones in Canada. EHang announced that their flagship passenger drone, the EHang 216, has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada View original article at Drone Life

One of Canada’s top drone delivery companies is “Coming to America” (FYI: Not an Eddie Murphy sequel). This week, Drone Delivery Canada launched the first steps to soar into the U View original article at Drone Life

A Canadian non-profit is helping indigenous peoples of Alberta soar – as drone pilots. Project Safe Canada, a group that includes security professionals, has so far empowered 71 pilots on eight reserves to obtain advanced certification from Transport Canada to help monitor indigenous territories and document any encroachment by developers View original article at Drone Life

Two Canadian drone companies are celebrating the new year by merging in a multi-million-dollar deal. Saskatchewan-based Draganfly is acquiring Dronelogics in a agreement that includes a $1 View original article at Drone Life

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is partnering with Canadian UAVs to develop an unmanned traffic management solution for below-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) in Canada. Lockheed Martin’s Canada CDL Systems subsidiary will work with the Calgary-based, military-grade drone services company to optimize airspace situational awareness for UAV pilots and support crew via the new UTM View original article at Drone Life

Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with Air Canada and the Edmonton International Airport to launch the world’s first airport-based, drone-delivery hub. Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and DDC will build flight routes from EIA using the drone firm’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones utilizing DDC’s drone flight infrastructure View original article at Drone Life

Some drone delivery operations seem rather crude in their execution, but Drone Delivery Canada is building a comprehensive platform that’s aiming to take drone delivery to the next level. The post Full-fledged drone delivery service set to land in remote Canadian community appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends