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Topcon announces exemption to operate Sirius systems

US: Topcon Positioning Systems announces it has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its UAS in the United States. The exemption covers the operation of the Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection.

The Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic systems are believed to be designed to produce accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, transmission line and pipeline inspection as well as agricultural operations including field mapping and livestock management. With the Sirius Pro model, Topcon eliminates the need for ground control points by combining RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GNSS solutions with precision timing technology to provide accurate mapping results.

Source: Topcon