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Blue sUAS purchased by Pentagon ‘8 to 14 times’ more expensive than DJI drones

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Blue Suas Purchased By Pentagon '8 To 14 Times' More Expensive Than Dji Drones

Drones labeled “Blue sUAS” approved by the US Department of Defense are 8 to 14 times more expensive to purchase than the Chinese DJI drones they replace. In addition, users complain about the less broad usability of the Blue sUAS alternatives. This is evident from an internal government memo that has come into the hands of the Financial Times.

FAA approves BNSF Railway use Skydio drones for remote inspections

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Faa Approves Bnsf Railway Use Skydio Drones For Remote Inspections

US rail company BNSF Railway has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct drone inspections out of the pilot’s line of sight (BVLOS). The exemption is partly based on the advanced obstacle detection and a high degree of autonomy that the Skydio drones offer. The drones will be deployed from strategically placed docking stations.

Skydio simplifies creating “digital twins” with 3D Scan

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Skydio Simplifies Creating &Quot;Digital Twins&Quot; With 3D Scan Software

Collecting source data for a digital 3D model of a situation or building by means of drones can be a time-consuming process. Depending on the size and complexity of the scene, multiple complex flight trajectories may sometimes need to be programmed to obtain photos from all angles. Dronemaker Skydio claims to have fully automated this process with the new 3D Scan software package.