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The development of drones began in the Nizhny Novgorod region

There are about 2.5 thousand drones in the Russian sky today. They are used for fire safety of forests, search for missing people, monitoring of crops: there is great number of variants. Now Nizhny Novgorod state agencies use foreign drones, but the region has been already developing such devices.

According to the Association of operators and developers of unmanned aviation systems (AERONET) and market participants, in 2017 the market of unmanned aircraft systems in Russia amounted to about 10 billion rubles. Of them light drones were purchased on about 1 billion rubles. Deliveries of vehicles in the medium weight category amount to another 1.5 billion rubles. Services account for the largest part of the market (7.5 billion rubles): data obtained by drone in flight.

The drone market significantly changed: over the past 2 years the area and length of the studied objects in Russia (forests, land plots, gas and oil pipelines, electricity lines) increased 10-fold, while the number of applications for flight permits – 8-fold. Preparation for the aircraft launch by professionals takes no more than 15 minutes. The flight speed is up to 120 km/ h, flight time - up to 4 hours, weight with payload - up to 10 kg.

Source: GIS-Association information portal

18.06.2018 / Highways for drone infrastructure tests were defined

Tests of infrastructure for drones will begin on three federal highways this year. By November 30 drones shall appear on sections of M-7 «Volga» (from Kazan to Naberezhnye Chelny), A-181 «Scandinavia» (from Saint-Petersburg to the border with Finland) and M-11 (from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg) roads...

31.05.2018 / Drone logistics and transportation market forecast

According to the new market research report «Drone Logistics and Transportation Market by Solution (Warehousing, Shipping, Infrastructure, Software), Sector (Commercial, Military), Drone (Freight Drones, Passenger Drones, Ambulance Drones), and Region - Global Forecast till 2027», published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to be USD 11.20 billion in 2022 ...

30.05.2018 / China is developing a low-orbit navigation system for unmanned vehicles

The low orbit Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) is developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
The system is based on a low-orbit micro-nano satellite that was launched together with four Fengyun-III meteorological satellites in November 2017.

29.05.2018 / Small drone market research and forecast

From 2017 to 2027 annual drone sales will grow from 13 million to 23 million units or more. The total revenue from sales of platforms, accessories and services will be up from $6 billion in 2017 to almost $70 billion in 2027, having shown an annual growth of 31%. The growth will be mainly due to the market of commercial drones, which will raise its revenue from 34% to 74% in 2027.

28.05.2018 / Drones will receive the license plate number

Bloomberg revealed details of the law offered earlier this month, which will «require small unmanned aircraft owners to display the unique identifier assigned by the FAA upon completion of the registration process on an external surface of the aircraft». If this law is approved drone owners will no longer be allowed to keep this number hidden.

18.05.2018 / Partnership on the creation of autonomous drone control systems

The Canadian MicroPilot Inc. teamed with Trimble to integrate high-precision GNSS technology as part of its autopilot for guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles.
With robust centimeter-level real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities, multi- constellation GNSS receivers are capable of tracking signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou.

16.05.2018 / Moscow: fire in the wrong places will be tracked from drones

The capital's employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations adopted drones to fight against vacationers, making fire in the wrong places. Now the desire to fry kebabs in the park can turn into a fine.
Quadrocopters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are equipped with HD cameras able to clearly record faces of violators of safety rules.

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