Draganfly CSE:DFLY Drone search&rescue, defense, agriculture

2 years 8 months ago #124069 by Gambler
Gambler replied the topic: Draganfly CSE:DFLY Drone search&rescue, defense, agriculture
Thanks Ron, I bought a position and I see the ban of Chinese drones is spreading.

The U.S. Defense Department and Department of Interiors banned Chinese drones, now the Japan Coast guard is eliminating Chinese made drones.

TOKYO -- The Japan Coast Guard plans to stop using and procuring Chinese-made drones in fiscal 2020 due to concerns over information security, Nikkei has learned. It will be the second case in which Chinese products are barred from consideration by Japanese government procurement programs.

Equipment from China's Huawei Technologies is also banned from consideration for government use.

The Japan Coast Guard is currently using a few dozen Chinese-made drones to conduct rescue and surveillance activities. The drones are reasonably priced and perform well but will be replaced by non-Chinese models.


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2 years 8 months ago #124064 by lynnsa10
lynnsa10 replied the topic: Draganfly CSE:DFLY Drone search&rescue, defense, agriculture
Thanks for starting a topic Ron, I bought a position. Below is some recent excellent news
2019-11-21 12:12 ET - News Release

Mr. Cameron Chell reports


Draganfly Inc. has engaged John M. Mitnick, former general counsel and regulatory policy officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Raytheon senior executive, as a consultant to the company to advise on government and commercial business opportunities, effective immediately.

In his capacity as General Counsel of DHS, Mr. Mitnick served as the chief legal officer of a federal security and law enforcement agency with over 240,000 employees, was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to DHS and all of its components, and supervised over 2,500 attorneys. His recent position at DHS was a continuation of his homeland security public service. Beginning in November 2002, he assisted in establishing DHS and then served as Associate General Counsel for Science and Technology until August 2004, when he moved to the White House. He served in the White House Counsel's Office as Deputy Counsel of the Homeland Security Council from August 2004 until April 2005, and then as Associate Counsel to the President, with responsibility for the entire homeland security portfolio, until October 2007.

Mr. Mitnick has also had a distinguished career in the private sector. He served from 2007 to 2013 as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of a $3 billion division of Raytheon Company with over 9,000 employees and business operations in over 40 countries and on all continents, which provided training, logistics, engineering solutions, manufacturing, and product and operational support services to defense, government, and commercial customers. He began his legal career at the law firm now known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he was a partner specializing in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, commercial contracts, and business start-ups.

Mr. Mitnick received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science (summa cum laude) from Emory University.

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2 years 8 months ago #124062 by RonS
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DHS Continues to Warn Private Industry Against Using Foreign-Made Drones

Brian Garrett-Glaser – December 9, 2019

“Government cybersecurity officials continue to warn U.S. companies about the dangers of using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) designed or manufactured abroad, according to a sensitive document distributed to private industry by the FBI’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency on November 20… Canadian drone manufacturer Draganfly, which recently held an IPO on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) and added well-connected former U.S. government officials to its board, is also angling to capitalize on a potential DJI ban, though it currently doesn't hold a significant share of the drone market.”


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2 years 8 months ago #124059 by RonS
RonS created the topic: Draganfly CSE:DFLY Drone search&rescue, defense, agriculture
Draganfly has sold products and services to over 50 countries. To date, Draganfly, has sold over 9,000 of its drones for multitudes of applications around the world. Zenon Dragan is the founder of Draganfly, and is a recognized leading expert on UAVs. Draganfly is positioning itself as an integrated solutions provider to the UAV industry.

Draganfly introduced its first systems in 1999 and has since evolved and shaped the UAV industry. The company’s aircraft are widely used by public safety agencies worldwide and were one of the first UAVs to receive a Federal Aviation Administration Certificate of Approval the fall of 2009 with the Mesa County Colorado Sheriff’s Office. In 2012, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) flew one of the company’s drones to locate and save the life of an accident victim. The RCMP system is on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Draganfly has achieved many industry firsts, including:
  • first public safety UAV to shoot aerial photos documenting a manned aircraft accident in an urban area;
  • first UAV operated by a public safety organization flown at night to locate and save a life;
  • first UAV helicopter to be granted a county wide U.S. FAA COA; and
  • cently named as a test platform at one of the U.S. FAA’s certified test sites.

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