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Drone News – Thu June 25, 2020

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Skydio 2 production has restarted and shipping resumes – The spreading coronavirus has impacted many drone manufacturers such as DJI, Autel Robotics, and also Skydio. The latter had stopped the production of the autonomously flying Skydio 2 drone a few months ago. However, today we are happy to report that Skydio has restarted the production of the Skydio 2 drone and the company has started shipping again as there are still many orders to fulfill.

Skydio 2 production has restarted and shipping resumes

Skydio 2 software update offers many new features – After the drone maker resumed production and shipping, they also kept busy and now offer a Skydio 2 software update with many new and highly requested features.

Skydio 2 software update offers many new features

Blue whale captured by drone off San Diego coast – Earlier today we saw how a Great White shark was swimming close to a group of surfers in South Africa, and now we see how a drone captured video footage of a blue whale swimming off the San Diego coast.

Blue whale captured by drone off San Diego coast

DJI Phantom 4 RTK now supported in Kespry aerial intelligence platform release – Kespry, the leading drone-based Aerial Intelligence solution provider, today announced its Summer 2020 Aerial Intelligence platform updates with support for the DJI Phantom 4 RTK. The enterprise-focused enhancements for mining, aggregates, construction, and insurance industries include new capabilities, tools, integrations, and third-party operator options that make the platform more powerful, flexible and easier to use and deploy than ever.

DJI Phantom 4 RTK now supported in Kespry aerial intelligence platform release

Dronisos sets new world record for simultaneous indoor drone flight – Dronisos, a drone light show specialist, sets a new world record for flying drones simultaneously during a recent light show. the old record was set at 160 drones. Dronisos blew straight through that by having 200 drones in the air simultaneously.

Dronisos sets new world record for simultaneous indoor drone flight

Drone video shows Great White shark and surfers in a very close encounter – Over the last few years, we’ve seen quite a few videos where swimmers get quite close to sharks and other wildlife, however, this drone video tops them all. You can see the Great White shark checking out a group of surfers in what only can be described as a very close encounter in South Africa.

Drone video shows Great White Shark and surfers in a very close encounter

Second delivery agreement for Drone Delivery Canada with DSV Air & Sea – Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) Corp. had entered into a commercial agreement with the David McAntony Gibson Foundation to use service drones to Beausoleil First Nation (BFN) community in Ontario earlier this month. Now a second delivery agreement has been signed between DDC and DSV Air & Sea to deliver medical supplies by drone to customers from DSV’s warehouses.

Second delivery agreement for Drone Delivery Canada with DSV Air & Sea

So you need a thermal drone, but you don’t trust French drones… – So you need a thermal drone, but you don’t trust French drones… What do you do? Well, you make your own 3D printed mounting system and take a FLIR Systems Vue Pro R with 620×512 resolution and, voila!

So you need a thermal drone, but you don't trust French drones

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