Posts tagged as UAS

South Africans creating amazing electronic systems

Technology ranging from unmanned aircraft, to Meerkat wide area surveillance systems, to wildlife protection in the Kruger National Park, to cyber security – it is all in the portfolio of the CSIR and being researched, designed and developed by South African engineers. The CSIR recently held a technology demonstration day focused on electronic safety and […]

Global RPAS specific operation risk assessment guidelines revised

The Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) has updated its guidelines on Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) for RPAS, which it published online at http://jarus-rpas.org/publications. JARUS Working Group 6 (Safety and Risk Management) along with Working Group 4 (Detect and Avoid) have been collaborating to consolidate the guidelines, taking into account the internal […]

New name and pricing for modelling and UAS software

PhotoModeler’s Scanner and UAS products have been replaced by single combined product, which comes in two variations – PhotoModeler Premium and Standard. This is accompanied by a revised price structure of the four licensing options. Premium, which is priced as Scanner previously was, is a super-set of Standard. Standard is suited to manual, CAD, Coded Targets […]

Calls for more flexible drone regulatory environment at DroneCon

  Some interesting statistics relating to the South African drone industry were presented at DroneCon 2017 which was held at VodaWorld in Midrand from 7 to 9 June 2017. Economist Dr. Roelof Botha gave an enlightening keynote address on drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and their role in the South African economy. […]