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Amazon in talks to start drone deliveries in the UK

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By Alan Tovey, Industry Editor Amazon is investigating starting trials of its drone delivery service in the UK because regulations in the US are too onerous. The online retailing giant approached the Government about test flights of its Prime Air service which…

Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook

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By QUENTIN HARDY and VINDU GOEL MENLO PARK, Calif. — In classical mythology, Aquila is the eagle carrying Jupiter’s thunderbolts skyward. At Facebook, it is the code name for a high-flying drone, indicative of the social networking company’s lofty ambitions. The V-shaped unmanned vehicle,…

Bruce Gjovig Joins the SmartC2 Advisory Board

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Grand Forks, ND – Smart C2 is pleased to announce that Bruce Gjovig, founding Director of the UND Center for Innovation, has joined the SmartC2 Board of Advisors to provide entrepreneurial support and business advice with his unique North Dakota…

Aviation unit receives Shadow unmanned aircraft system

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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow UAS. The unit is the first to receive the…