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Daily Drone News – Wednesday July 8, 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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News helicopter likely struck by drone, says NTSB

NTSB reports news helicopter likely struck by drone – In December last year, a news helicopter was likely struck by a drone. The NTSB has come to this conclusion based on forensic analysis and crew reports. The mid-air collision forced the helicopter to make a precautionary landing in Los Angeles. This is now the sixth highly probable or confirmed drone strike in the U.S. airspace.

DJI Mavic 2 firmware update increases range to 6 miles for both Pro and Zoom models

DJI Mavic 2 firmware update increases range to 6 miles for both Pro and Zoom models – DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom firmware update increases the drone’s transmission range to 6 miles for operators in the USA (FCC) and 3.7 miles for operators in CE/MIC/SRRC regions. This is firmware update v01.00.0670 and is accompanied by new versions of the DJI Go 4 app for iOS and Android.

Partnership between @Parrot and @Hoverseen offer ANAFI USA drone-in-a-box surveillance solution

Parrot and Hoverseen offer ANAFI USA drone-in-a-box surveillance solution – Parrot and Hoverseen partnership offer ANAF USA drone-in-a-box surveillance and inspection solution. Hoverseen builds on the ANAFI drone platform to expand enterprise security offerings.

FAA approval for Chula Vista Police Department to fly beyond-visual-line-of-sight

FAA approval for Chula Vista Police Department to fly beyond-visual-line-of-sight – The Chula Vista Police Department is the first in the nation to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly Skydio 2 drones beyond-visual-line-of-sight.

Drone program in development to detect sharks along California coastline

Drone program in development to detect sharks along California coastline – A drone program is in development to detect mostly juvenile Great White Sharks along the California coastline. The program uses drones to collect aerial video footage and uses AI to analyze the video material and study the behavior of these sharks in relation to the presence of human beings, i.e. surfers, swimmers, etc.

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