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Daily Drone News – Wednesday September 16, 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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Dendra secures $10M to use drones to restore biodiversity

Dendra secures $10M to use drones to restore biodiversity – Dendra, a tech startup led by Oxford-trained scientist, raised $10M in a series A funding round to use drones, artificial intelligence (AI), and ecological expertise to work towards restoring degraded ecosystems.

Police drone spots missing woman's bright pair of trainers in woods

Police drone spots missing woman’s bright pair of trainers in woods – In the UK, a police drone spots a missing woman’s bright pair of trainers sticking from underneath a tree. The Nottinghamshire Police was able to rescue the woman and bring her to a hospital.

Project Boom aims to break the sound barrier with a supersonic drone

Project Boom aims to break the sound barrier with a supersonic drone – With Project Boom, an Aerospace Engineering student from the University of Oklahoma, together with an impressive international team, is looking to break the sound barrier with a supersonic drone.

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal prison officers worry that drones might airlift inmates to freedom – Over the last couple of years, we have seen many stories of drones dropping contraband into prisons. However, the concerns about drones do not stop there. In a recent report, the Department of Justice (DoJ) expresses concerns that someday drones might airlift inmates to freedom.

Drone maker Volansi secures $50M to expand its drone delivery service

Drone maker Volansi secures $50M to expand its drone delivery service – Drone maker Volansi secures $50M to expand its drone delivery service of urgent medical supplies and future COVID-19 vaccines. The ‘series B’ funding round of $50M brings the total funding to $75M to support its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) middle-mile drone delivery platform.

Alleged gun thief tracked down by police drone and dog

Alleged gun thief tracked down by police drone and dog – In Manchester, New Hampshire police said set that they used a police drone and a dog to track down a man hiding in the backyard who is believed to have stolen a gun.

DroneAnalyst 2020 Annual Market Sector Survey launches today

2020 DroneAnalyst Drone Market Sector Survey is now online! – The 2020 DroneAnalyst Drone Market Sector Survey is now online! Have your voice heard in the industry, and enter to win a DJI Mavic Mini. We just announced our fourth Drone Market Sector Survey, established to provide clear benchmarks for the industry. This survey is the online research portion of our upcoming 2020 Market Sector Report (to be released in November) and will provide a comprehensive look across drone purchases, service providers, business and public agency buyers, and software services.

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