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Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones

Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, analyze and collaborate around data for insurance, property management, mining, quarrying, and construction,” Airware has elected to shut down operations after spending some 118 million in investment capital.

Airware was founded in 2011 in Newport Beach, California, by Jonathan Downey and relocated to San Francisco in January 2014, and purchased Redbird, a drone analytics software company, in 2016. Company staffers were offered little warning... having been notified the day of the shutdown. At its height, the company reportedly had over 140 employees. AUVSI has urged lawmakers working on a reauthorization bill for the FAA to include legislative proposals that would give the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice the authority to mitigate UAS that are used for nefarious purposes, while maintaining the FAA’s exclusive sovereignty over the airspace. Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League have announced an innovation competition, challenging teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to race a pilot-operated drone – and win. Participating teams will compete in a series of challenges for their share of over $2 million in prizes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • Airware Grounds Itself
  • AUVSI Urges Congress to Include UAS Mitigation Authorities for DHS, DOJ in FAA Reauthorization Bill
  • LMC And Drone Racing League Launch Groundbreaking AI Innovation Challenge
  • REIN's DroneInsurance.com And AirMap Announce Collaboration 
  • EagleView And PrecisionHawk Combine Talents 
  • Three Companies Tapped To Develop Laser-Carrying Drones 
  • U.S. Army Flying Drones In Concert With Apache Helicopters

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