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Daily Drone News – Thursday August 20, 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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Leaked photo DJI Ronin RS2 Gimbal shows on Twitter

Leaked photo DJI Ronin RS2 gimbal shows on Twitter – A new leaked photo of a DJI Ronin-RS2 Gimbal shows up on Twitter today. This photo is of much higher quality than the photos we have seen before and shows us the new DJI handheld gimbal in full view. The photo was leaked on Twitter by OsitalLV. It seems that this might well be the new generation of the DJI Ronin-S, or will it be called the DJI Ronin-RS2? Porsche uses the RS moniker for their lightest ‘RennSport’ cars. Wouldn’t it be nice if DJI came out with a super lightweight gimbal? The DJI Ronin-RS2.


Skydio, Parrot and other dronemakers approved by Pentagon for military sales – Today an article in the Wall Street Journal informs us that five drone makers have been approved by the Pentagon for military sales. Among the approved companies are four U.S drone makers; Skydio Inc., Vantage Robotics, Altavian Inc., and Teal Drones. As expected the fifth one is French drone maker Parrot, that recently launched the ANAFI USA in a controversial marketing campaign.

Matternet M2 drone used by UPS Flight Forward in new hospital delivery network

Matternet’s M2 drone system enables new U.S. Hospital Delivery Network – Matternet’s M2 drone system enables new U.S. Hospital Delivery Network. New service in collaboration with UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) will carry patient-specific time- and temperature-sensitive medicines and PPE for medical professionals treating COVID-19.

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Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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