DJI's "See the Bigger Picture" Event Date Announced, Pentagon Signs $800 million Contract Deal For Unmanned Drones
Expected to come this year is the DJI Mavic 2 ‘Pro’ and ‘Zoom’ models. This time around, the company has finally given its unveiling event for the said models. Furthermore, Pentagon signed a contract deal worth $800 million to focus on research and development of unmanned drones.
The Date Has Been Set
As you may have already known, the “See the Bigger Picture” event was originally scheduled for July 18, 2018. However, it was postponed because according to the company, “user experience and standard of innovation factors” were not up to the desired level, and then said that the event will be rescheduled “in the not distant future”.
Finally, DJI has given the date for the “See the Bigger Picture” event. According to reports, it will be held on August 23, 201,8 at 10:00 AM in the NY metro area.
What Can We Expect Regarding The Specs/Features?
Last week, Argos, a British catalog retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland, accidentally leaked the specs and features of the Mavic 2 ‘Pro’ and ‘Zoom’ models. According to reports, it will have:
- 1080p video transmission
- 8km transmission distance
- Max speed of 20m/s
- It has a compact size
- 31 minutes of flight time
- Omnidirectional obstacle sensing with APAS and Active Track 2.0
- “Dolly Zoom” but this is only for its Zoom version.
Weeks before that, there have also been other reports regarding the specs and features of the Mavic 2. Apparently, it will have:
- Improved form factor
- Two different sensor sizes
- A removable gimbal similar to the GoPro Karma
- A larger motor
- No “quiet” propellers
- Foldable legs
- 360 degrees obstacle avoidance
Pentagon just signed a contract deal worth $800 million to focus on research and development of unmanned drones. In fact, based on its fiscal budget for 2019, the department of defense allotted $9.6 billion to unmanned systems. The department of defense selected 23 different companies to share the contract which is expected to be completed within 5 years – specifically by July of 2023.
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