Bringing Baden-Württemberg’s grid into a digital twin with advanced asset inspection

Over the summer of 2020, German distribution system operator (DSO), Netze BW, has worked with Sharper Shape to explore a new approach to asset inspection throughout its high-voltage network. Netze BW GmbH is the largest DSO in Baden-Württemberg (itself the third largest state in the country), responsible for high, medium and low voltage networks across…

Autonomous Drone Flights Operated from Half a World Away: Emesent is Making History

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is making history with remotely operated autonomous drone flights.  The latest flight took place underground in a mine in Canada –  but was operated from Australia.  These missions “promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space,” says an Emesent press release. This flight took place…

European Drone Industry: Terra Drone and Skytools Create Rotterdam Drone Hub

Japan’s global drone services powerhouse, Terra Drone, has invested in Dutch drone services company Skytools to create a major European drone hub in Rotterdam.  The new venture will include drone training facilities and a research and development center. Terra Drone Corporation provides commercial clients with end to end drone solutions, and is rapidly gaining market…

Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to together establish Europe’s largest drone hub in Rotterdam

Rotterdam – August 6, 2020 – Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to offer corporate and government clients with advanced drone solutions. The companies will together establish a strong drone hub in Rotterdam consisting of Training facilities and Research & Development centers. Terra Drone Corporation, one of the largest providers of industrial drone…

Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 UAS for Tactical Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Armasuisse contracted Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army. Indago provides aerial reconnaissance in environments unreachable by normal fixed-wing, unmanned aircraft systems. The first phase comprises manufacturing development to optimize the Indago 3’s configuration to…

Novadem, selected to participate to the European Defence Project – EDIDP

MMP on Sherpa Scout Aix en Provence, July 27th, 2020. The EDIDP programme (European Defence Industrial Development Programme) has been designed in order to reinforce the European Union’s strategic autonomy in Defence. Novadem has integrated a consortium of 10 others French, Belgian, and Cypriot companies and institutions. Together they will collaborate on a project called…