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Daily Drone News – Tuesday August 11, 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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Cyberhawk secures drone maintenance contract with US utility

Cyberhawk secures drone maintenance contract with US utility – Drone-based inspection firm, Cyberhawk won the contract for the work in California through a competitive tender process. The company secured a contract with a major California-based utility to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone services.

Drones are absolutely fantastic says shark specialist and professor from Florida Atlantic University

Drones are absolutely fantastic says shark specialist and professor from Florida Atlantic University – Drones are ‘absolutely fantastic’ says Stephen Kajiura, a shark specialist and professor from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Access to aerial footage from accessible and affordable drones help scientists better understand how these marine predators behave in real life.

PrecisionHawk awarded patents for Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM)

PrecisionHawk awarded patents for Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM) – PrecisionHawk, Inc., a pioneer in geospatial data acquisition and analysis for enterprises, today announced it has been awarded two patents for technologies it has developed for unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM). The patents, titled ‘Automated Unmanned Air Traffic Control System,’ are designed to enable collision avoidance between drones and manned aircraft. This is achieved by transmitting real-time flight data from drones to a UTM server prior to and while in-flight.

Damage to Rachel Ray's mansion shown in drone photos

Damage to Rachel Ray’s mansion shown in drone photos – Exclusive drone footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows the extend of the damage to Rachel Ray’s upstate New York mansion after a fire raged through the building last Sunday. Almost the entire house has incurred significant damage, but miraculously the celebrity cook’s state-of-the-art kitchen where she has been filming from home for her daytime talk show during coronavirus pandemic remained intact.

Fire department drone monitors scene of gas explosion in Baltimore

Fire department drone monitors scene of gas explosion in Baltimore – A fire department drone monitors the scene of a major gas explosion in the Reisterstown Station neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore that killed one woman and injured seven others.

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Troubleshoot Mavic Air 2 firmware update by following these tips – Over the last week or so, there were a number of different firmware versions for DJI’s latest drone floating around. Follow these tips from Aldryn on his Flytpath YouTube channel to troubleshoot your Mavic Air 2 firmware update.

St. Cloud Police uses drone and K9 to locate a man suspected of stealing a van

St. Cloud Police uses drone and K9 to locate a man suspected of stealing a van – The St. Cloud police used a drone and K9 to locate a man who is suspected of stealing a van. Waite Park officers learned of the stolen vehicle on August 3rd.

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