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Daily Drone News – Wednesday August 19, 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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Skydio calls out DJI Mavic 2 APAS video as'marketing gimmick'

Skydio calls out DJI Mavic 2 APAS video as ‘marketing gimmick’ – Lately, it seems that everybody is going after Chinese dronemaker DJI. First various U.S. Government Departments and lawmakers concerned about data security and possible spying from the Chinese Government. Then, French drone maker Parrot played off of the same fear to promote their latest ANAFI USA commercial drone. And, now even the U.S.-based Skydio, calling out DJI’s Mavic 2 APAS video and obstacle avoidance system as a ‘marketing gimmick’ compared to their autonomously flying drones.

Phase One Industrial and Acecore integrate camera and drone technologies

Phase One Industrial and Acecore integrate camera and drone technologies – Phase One Industrial, a world-leading provider of medium- and large-format metric cameras and imaging solutions for aerial applications, has signed an agreement with Dutch Acecore Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for cinema and creative, industrial, and security markets. Together, these companies’ high-end products are opening new opportunities in drone-based high-accuracy mapping and inspection markets.

DJI Matrice 300 flies autonomously underground in Aussie mines

DJI Matrice 300 flies autonomously underground in Aussie mines – Reportedly this is the first time ever that a DJI Matrice 300 is flying autonomously underground in two Australian mines. The underground drone flight was organized by drone autonomy company Emesent. The Matrice 300 drone had been outfitted with a LiDAR system to allow it to successfully finds its way through the mines.

Drone delivery company Wing has a new head of operations

Drone delivery company Wing has a new head of operations – David Kunst has been appointed as the new head of operations for drone delivery company Wing. According to Business Insider, the previous Chief Operating Officer Faisal Masud has now officially left Wing after first having served in an advisory role before leaving.

Orlando-based drone company Hoverfly receives $10M investment

Orlando-based drone company Hoverfly receives $10M investment – Orlando-based Hoverfly Technologies Inc. received a big investment. The drone company reportedly raised roughly $10.7 million in equity, according to an August 17th filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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