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Daily Drone News – Monday October 5, 2020

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Swoop Aero ready for “phase two” of its medical drone program in Congo

Swoop Aero ready for “phase two” of its medical drone program in Congo – Swoop Aero ready to launch “phase two” of its medical drone program in Congo. The Australia-based drone startup will use its drones to join the government in its fight against COVID-19, ebola, and other major diseases.

NC Sheriff's Department uses federal grant to buy two DJI drones

NC Sheriff’s Department uses federal grant to buy two DJI drones – A North Carolina Sheriff’s Department uses federal grant to buy two DJI drones, the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual and the much larger DJI Matrice 600 Pro. The two drones combined and including accessories costs around $22,000.

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual helps to see through Holiday Farm Fire smoke

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual helps to see through Holiday Farm Fire smoke – A DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, flown by an instructor from Lane Community College’s drone program, helped to see through the thick smoke of the Holiday Farm Fire in Oregon to identify hot spots.

FAA grants NSDOT waiver to fly Skydio drones BVLOS during inspections

FAA grants NSDOT waiver to fly Skydio drones BVLOS during inspections – On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a waiver that allows the NCDOT to operate Skydio 2 drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) during infrastructure and bridge inspections. the approval is part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program.

Red Cat signs agreement to acquire FPV goggles-maker Fat Shark

Red Cat signs agreement to acquire FPV headset-maker Fat Shark – Red Cat Holdings signs agreement to acquire FPV headset-maker Fat Shark Holdings for an undisclosed sum, to expand its presence in the First-Person View (FPV) drone business.

Drone industry powers on to be worth US$92 billion by 2030, says ABI Research

Drone industry powers on to be worth US$92 billion by 2030, says ABI Research – The drone industry powers on in a post-COVID-19 world to be worth US$92 billion by 2030. Looking past COVID-19, new regulatory changes, and the slow rollout of remote ID and 5G will enable an enormous upscaling of drone operations, says ABI Research.

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