Other recent developments in the Drone tech industry include.
Draganfly Inc. an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (“RPAS”), and Unmanned Vehicle Systems (“UVS”) sectors.
Recently announced that John M. Mitnick, former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Raytheon senior executive, was elected to the Board of Directors of Draganfly at the Company’s annual general meeting on June 18, 2020.
All of the matters submitted to shareholders for approval, as set out in the Company’s management information circular, were approved by the requisite majority of votes cast at the annual general meeting of shareholders.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. recently announced that on June 26 th, 2020 it successfully completed Phase Two of its AED (Automated External Defibrillator) On The Fly project with Peel Region Paramedics and Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine.
Building on the success of Phase One of the study, the Company was able to demonstrate ease of use of its AED drone solution when provided to community responders in a simulated cardiac arrest scenario.
The testing further validates that using DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform with cargo drop functionality to deliver rapid first responder technology via drone may reduce response time to cardiac arrest patients in the field while being utilized by lay responders.
On June 26 th, 2019, the Company had announced a 100% successful Phase One of the project.
Phase Two utilized the Sparrow, with the new cargo drop capability and a new audio announcement system, to drop an AED where a designated lay bystander would then retrieve the AED and apply it to a simulated cardiac arrest patient in a rural environment.
Multiple pairs of lay bystanders and simulated cardiac arrest patients in multiple locations were used to test the AED drone solution.
Response time to drop, retrieve and apply an AED, and physiological and psychological human factors in a stressful situation were measured during the testing.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. a leading National Security Solutions provider, recently announced that it has recently received approximately $30 million in contract awards for Command, Control, Computing, Communication, Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Systems, focused primarily on missile defense related combat systems.
Kratos is an industry leader in the rapid development, demonstration and fielding of affordable leading technology products and solutions in support of the United States and its allies’ national security missions.
Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems Business is an industry leader in manufacturing, producing and delivering C5ISR Systems for Missile, Radar, High Power Directed Energy, Ballistic Missile Defense, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear and High Explosive (CBRNE) and other programs and applications.
Work under these recent program awards will be performed at secure Kratos manufacturing and production facilities.
The majority of the performance under these contract awards will be completed over the next 24 months.
Due to customer, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided related to these U.S. National Security related program awards.
AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. J. Michael Drozd, new Chief Executive Officer of the company, an industry leading provider of unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions, recently issued a letter to the Company’s shareholders commenting on the Company’s vision, defined growth strategy and key developments which have occurred since he assumed the helm of AgEagle on May 18, 2020. Drozd stated:
“I’d like to begin by sharing how pleased and privileged I am to have been selected by the Board to help lead AgEagle through its next critical phase of innovation and evolution.
Since my first day on the job, I have immersed myself in meeting with our talented team; fully understanding the depth and capabilities of our software development and manufacturing operations; carefully evaluating our core strengths and many market opportunities; and attaining meaningful clarity into the dynamic, high growth company we are actively engaged in building.
This has been and will undoubtedly remain an exciting and ongoing process.
After an extensive evaluation process, I firmly believe that AgEagle has what it takes to become one of the leading, most trusted commercial drone technology, services and solutions providers globally.
To achieve that aim, we are committing to a highly focused growth strategy centered on three primary industry sectors: U.S.-based drone hardware and subcomponent design, manufacturing, assembling and testing; Drone package delivery services; and Hemp cultivation registration, oversight, compliance, reporting and data analytics software solutions for government and commercial customers.”
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