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Daily Drone News – Friday July 10, 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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$260,000 worth of drones received by Blue Mountain Community College

$260,000 worth of drones received by Blue Mountain Community College – $260,000 worth of drones received by Blue Mountain Community College through a very generous donation consisting of four unmanned aircraft and associated equipment from Digital Harvest of Camas, Washington.

Drone hindered firefighters in battle with Larkspur wildfire in Colorado

Drone hindered firefighters in battle with Larkspur wildfire in Colorado – The Forest Service said that the biggest hindrance for firefighters in their battle with the Larkspur wildfire in Colorado wasn’t the weather but a drone that interrupted the water dropping activities manned aircraft.

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge – Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge as social distancing disrupted the delivery of supplies. During the coronavirus pandemic, unmanned aircraft have been used with varying degrees of success to disperse crowds, communicate social distancing messages, monitor people’s temperatures, spray public spaces with disinfectants and to deliver medical supplies. #dronesforgood

NHS expands delivery of medical supplies by drone from Scottish islands

NHS expands delivery of medical supplies by drone from Scottish islands – The test that are planned for later this year during much tougher winter flying conditions will include delivering blood and fluid samples by drone from Hebridean islands to hospital labs on the mainland. The drone flights are performed by the NHS Highland and the London-based firm Skyports.

Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue fundraiser for new drone

Weber County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue fundraiser for new drone – The Weber County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue organization holds a fundraiser to collect enough money to purchase a new drone with a higher resolution thermal camera so that they can more effectively use drones to save lives. Watch this video below for some real-life Search and Rescue drone footage and to listen to the stories of people whose lives have been saved with the help of drones.

Global drone market is set to grow ten-fold in the next five years

Global drone market is set to grow ten-fold in the next five years – A landmark white paper that was presented to the UK government this week says that ‘drone technology will transform our immediate and long-term future. Recently, Barclays predicted that the global drone market will grow ten-fold in the next five years.

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