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Army Research Lab Funds University Study on Rechargeable UAVs

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Army Research Laboratory has invested $8M in the University of Illinois Chicago for research that would explore recharging technologies for unmanned air vehicles. The cooperative agreement, issued in August, would support the design of ground vehicles where UAVs would mount on to autonomously recharge, the U.S. Army said Monday.

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Army Research Lab Makes Power Line Detection Tech

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Army Research Laboratory has created a software-sensor combination designed to help unmanned aircraft systems prevent clashes with nearby power lines. ARL said that it uniquely configured 3D sensors in a way designed to inform autopilot systems about detected power lines.

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Epirus Makes Strategic Supplier Agreement with Northop Grumman to Counter Drones; Kenn Todorov, Bo Marr Quoted

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Epirus, a venture-backed startup offering a counter-drone capability, has made an undisclosed strategic supplier agreement with Northrop Grumman to provide exclusive access to Leonidas, Epirus’ software-defined electromagnetic pulse system, Epirus reported on Monday

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Sens. Edward Markey, John Thune Call for Action on Proposed Drone Identification Rule

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Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and John Thune, R-S.D., are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to publish a proposed rule on remote identification of drones to prevent the entry of unauthorized drones in critical areas. Markey and Thune sent a letter to the Department of Transportation calling for action on the rule that would permit authorities and the public to remotely track unmanned aircraft systems and their operators during flight, Markey’s office said in a statement released Monday.

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