Press Release: 9/25/2018
Name: Conservation Crime Scene Modeling

At Draganfly, we understand the need to see before you buy in order to enhance your workflows so we're excited to offer a free, interactive mapping tutorial where you can view the video tutorial and work with the corresponding data set yourself from a real-world mapped crime scene of an illegal poaching incident. You will also receive a free 15-day trial of Pix4Dmapper (free trial only available to first-time users).

Watch and learn how Leila Benmerrouche with Saskatchewan Polytechnic steps you through using Pix4D to increase the level of detail for important features within a scene. Leila does this using an efficient Pix4D workflow to accurately merge aerial UAV imagery with terrestrial imagery taken with any camera (even your smartphone!) at ground level. High quality data, where it matters most.

This tutorial will enhance the workflow for professionals in any industry using Pix4D, including:

- Collision Reconstruction

- Crime Scene Forensics

- Environmental Investigations

- Construction Project Management

- Inspections

- Surveying & Mapping

- Mining

- And Much More!

You will discover more about the proven workflow for crime scene processing that contributed to one of the first-ever North American based UAV-assisted convictions of a wildlife poaching incident.

A little back story…
Saskatchewan Polytechnic partnered with Draganfly Innovations Inc. in the spring of 2017 and together they applied for and received an Engage Grant through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The team pursued research using a UAV to get a 3D snapshot of a conservation crime scene. Using UAVs and automated data collection, researchers and law enforcement are able to recreate and essentially preserve crime scenes so they can be measured and observed without disturbing the area.

"Partnering with Draganfly Innovations Inc. has enabled us the opportunity to complete projects that may forever alter the manner in which crime scenes are processed" – David Halstead, MSc, Senior Researcher, NRT Programs, Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Follow this URL for access to the mapping tutorial video and data set.

View the letter of recommendation written by David Halstead of Saskatchewan Polytech (PDF)

Press Release: 7/10/2018
Name: Draganfly and Dejero Partner

Waterloo, Ontario, July 10, 2018 – Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has formed a technology partnership with Canadian-based sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) industry experts, Draganfly Innovations Inc. The collaboration sees Draganfly's Commander UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) quadcopter bundled together with the Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter—providing real-time video transport from the air. In addition, the companies' combined expert knowledge will bring new and innovative solutions and services to Dejero's broadcast customers and Draganfly's customers across the many industry verticals they serve.

This powerful collaboration enables broadcasters to integrate live video captured with UAVs into their newsgathering, sports and event coverage, and video production for television and online audiences. It will also facilitate Dejero in reaching new industries and applications, providing real-time on-board video transport over IP to the military, public safety, and government sectors that Draganfly has traditionally operated in.

The Draganflyer Commander UAV is a remotely operated, unmanned, miniature helicopter designed to carry wireless camera systems. The professional quality, powerful, easy to fly aerial platform is specifically designed for high endurance applications such as public safety, search and rescue, agriculture, mapping, aerial photography, and more. Dejero's highly versatile EnGo mobile transmitter will be instrumental in reliably providing high-quality live video from Draganfly's Commander, which will in turn allow Draganfly to elevate its offering.

"Historically, UAV use in broadcast has been challenging, in particular when it comes to providing high-quality video with low latency and with the reliability needed for live broadcasts," explains Kevin Fernandes, VP of Sales at Dejero. "Through our collaboration with Draganfly, we can provide an effective solution for broadcast and media organizations, as well as other industries requiring the reliability and picture quality that customers require."

"We are thrilled to be adding broadcast-quality live video feeds to our Commander vehicle," said Draganfly President, Zenon Dragan. "The timing couldn't be better as we've recently expanded into contract engineering and custom product development. Our partnership with Dejero will greatly support this."

Well-versed in the design of sophisticated multi-rotor aircraft, ground-based robots, and fixed wing aircraft, Draganfly also provides custom payloads, ground-up software design, electronics, UAV program development, and flight training.

"Our companies have a wonderful synergy being at the forefront of innovation in our specific industries. Bringing our technology and expertise together will ensure that our solutions develop faster and go further to serve our customers," concluded Fernandes.

About Dejero Driven by its vision of reliable connectivity anywhere, Dejero blends multiple Internet connections to deliver fast and dependable connectivity required for cloud computing, online collaboration, and the secure exchange of video and data. With its global partners, Dejero supplies the equipment, software, connectivity services, cloud services, and support to provide the uptime and bandwidth critical to the success of today's organizations. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dejero is trusted for broadcast-quality video transport and high-bandwidth Internet connectivity around the world. For more information, visit

About Draganfly Draganfly Innovations creates quality, cutting-edge unmanned vehicle systems and software that revolutionize the way people do business. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for two decades, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer, contract engineering, and product development company within the commercial UAV space, serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives. For more information, visit

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Dejero Contact:
Melanie Landry
Tel: +1 519 772 4824, x1414
Email: [email protected]

Draganfly Contact:
Paul Sun, CFO
Tel: +1 416 569 5070
Email: [email protected]

Press Release: 4/13/2018
Name: Sask PolyTech and Draganfly

In April of 2017, Saskatchewan Polytechnic partnered with Draganfly Innovations Inc. and received an Engage Grant through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to pursue research using UAVs to get a 3D snapshot of a conservation crime scene.

It didn't take long to put the project to the test. Working closely with conservation officers, Sask Polytech researchers David Halstead and Leila Benmerrouche, and Draganfly sales lead Andrew Carson were happy to put their applied research project to use in a real-world setting when they assisted with a wildlife investigation where a cow and calf moose were shot illegally near Alvena, Saskatchewan. "Conservation and environmental protection officers work in wide open spaces, where evidence of movements and actions of perpetrators such as wildlife poachers must be interpreted in complex terrain, unlimited by walls, streets or buildings." – David Halstead, Sask Polytech Senior Researcher & Project Manager

This was one of the first instances in Canada where a UAV has been used in the successful prosecution of a conservation related crime. The ability to tie the case together visually through the use of UAV technology was very beneficial in solidifying evidence and gave a visual story to what happened to the cow moose and calf. "Our systems provide ease of use and automated data collection, allowing law enforcement officers to easily collect information and recreate those scenes, essentially preserving their crime scene so it can be measured and observed." – Andrew Carson, Draganfly Sales Lead

Link to Sask Polytech's Press Release

Open PDF Version of Sask Polytech's Press Release

Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Press Release: 6/9/2017
Name: Draganfly Announces New Products

The Draganfly Tango2 long-endurance fixed-wing aircraft, the DraganScout morphing ground-based robot, and the Draganfly Universal Control System (UCS) announced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 are Draganfly Innovations Inc.'s newest and most advanced products to date.

SASKATOON, SK & VENICE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9th, 2017 – Commercial UAV specialists, Draganfly Innovations Inc.- today announced the development of the new additions to their product line. Like Draganfly's existing offerings, these new products are purpose built to save time and money for operators while improving the quality of mission critical data used within the many industries the company serves.

The new handheld Universal Control System (UCS) enables the user to operate the Tango2 fixed-wing, the DraganScout ground-based robot, or any of the Draganflyer multi-rotor platforms, including the Draganflyer Commander quadcopter.

The Tango2 increases commercial use cases by offering long duration flight times and the innovative design allows for lower airspeeds, which translates to lower altitudes and higher resolution. This high endurance, multi-battery small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) is capable of carrying a wide array of payloads and is ideal for tactical operations, search and rescue, agriculture, industrial inspection, surveying and mapping, and aerial 3D modeling.

The DraganScout is a unique ground-based robot capable of morphing into different configurations to traverse a wide range of obstacles, including climbing stairs, to perform mission critical jobs. Draganfly's patented folding wheel design makes this one of the most versatile robots on the market, allowing it to quickly move into position and then transforms the wheel shape to climb stairs or stand vertically. The DraganScout is ideal for public safety use, including bomb detection and tactical situations, as well as a variety of industrial inspections.

Universal Control System (UCS)
- Adaptive software suite controls multiple vehicle types (multi-rotor, fixed-wing, ground robot)

- Draganfly-developed mission planning software and mapping system with sophisticated data logging

- Secure digital video down-link and recording

- The UCS is integrated with aerial acquisition and 3D Pix4D mapping software

- Ergonomically designed and balanced to accept multiple style tablets, including the Panasonic Toughpad™

- For the first time, Draganfly will offer white label and OEM opportunities on this new universal control system

Tango2 Fixed-Wing
- The aircraft flies 2 to 3 hours with standard battery packs, 4 to 6 hours with additional batteries, and 14+ hours with solar panel add-ons, and supports a wide range of payloads to deliver exceptional performance

- The aircraft uses Draganfly's intelligent power management system to not only prolong flight time but to increase the level of operational safety

- The high-performance tandem-wing configuration enables the Tango2 to fly at slower speeds than other fixed-wing aircraft, which supports greater image resolution and precision.

- The autopilot system features automated take-off, flight plan execution, and landing with refined fail-safe features Launched by catapult, the plane's high-lift wing design provides both a steep takeoff and steep landing profile, allowing for operations to be performed in areas with short runways and small clearings

- The modular payload bay supports multi-axis stabilized data acquisition options such as high-res EO color, thermal, multi-spectral, LiDAR, hyperspectral, and other customized sensors

- Digital video down-link range of 5km

DraganScout Ground-Based Robot

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