Drone News – Tue June 30, 2020

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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Drone shows 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before! – Now, here’s something worth writing about. This drone video shows the 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before, without people and from the air. The video was made by Kevin P. Coughlin and Jin-Sup Lee from All Island Aerial for the State of New York. It is definitely worth watching as the drone gives an entirely new perspective on a very well known and sacred landmark.

Drone shows 9/11 Memorial

Autel EVO II Dual with thermal camera. A nice alternative to new ANAFI USA – If Parrot’s marketing campaign, which included falsely accusing DJI and taking stabs at Chinese-made drones in general, left you with a foul taste in your mouth, but you are in the market for a thermal drone, you might want to consider the M2ED or the Autel EVO II Dual. Check out the performance of this drone in high winds as well as its thermal capabilities.

Autel's EVO II Dual with thermal camera. A nice alternative to new ANAFI USA

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux falsely accuses DJI during ANAFI USA presentation – During the presentation of the ANAFI USA, Parrot’s founder and CEO, Henri Seydoux falsely accuses DJI of silently removing some software from the DJI Go app that would feed into a Chinese data intelligence platform. Not only is this a cheap shot, but he got his facts wrong according to DJI. See below for all the details and the response from DJI.

Parrot's founder Henri Seydoux digs into DJI's data security issues

Parrot ANAFI USA – All you need to know – Today Parrot officially launches the ANAFI USA, a new drone that is specifically marketed for first responders and enterprise professionals. The drone offers 32x zoom, thermal imaging, a much stronger airframe, and advanced data security.

Parrot ANAFI USA a new drone for first responders and professionals

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