Author Archive for Press

Zephyr 7 UAS chalks up new achievement

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By Richard Tomkins A solar-powered unmanned aerial system from Airbus Defense and Space has been flown for more than 11 days non-stop. The test of the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite, or HAPS, was conducted for Britain’s Ministry of Defense in…

Library drone plan hits turbulence

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By Roberto Roldan, MANAGING EDITOR Library officials had expected USF to be eligible for a Certificate of Waiver or Authorizations (COA) to do research using their Phantom I and Phantom II drones, but last month General Counsel for the FAA…

Google drones tested in Queensland

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Cameron Atfield A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines. Google X, a division…

Is the FAA limiting drone innovation?

A pilot flies a Phantom drone by DJI company at the 4th Intergalactic Meeting of Phantom's Pilots in an open secure area in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris

Mehboob Jeelani In the winter of 2013, Scott Pham had finished teaching his fall semester on drone journalism—a new journalistic method of reporting and photographing stories by using unmanned aircraft—at the University of Missouri. While gearing up for the spring,…

UAVs have come of age

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UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are taking over the surveying industry thanks to their ever-improving sensors and the fact that they are getting lighter and can therefore remain in the air for longer. They complete surveying and inspection tasks that would…

GA-ASI Radar Shines During USN Spearhead IIA Exercise

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SAN DIEGO – 28 August 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optical and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar success- fully demonstrated the ability…

Drone disrupts CareFlight landing

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By Barrie Barber, Tiffany Y. Latta and Andy Sedlak Staff Writer DAYTON — A CareFlight helicopter taking a patient to Miami Valley Hospital was forced to circle for nine minutes Monday because a drone entered the airspace near the hospital. Unmanned aerial system experts…

Northport Fire Rescue’s new drone takes flight

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By Stephanie Taylor Northport Fire Rescue has added a drone to its arsenal of emergency response tools. The department’s new UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is remotely piloted and transmits high-quality images to personnel on the ground. Firefighters can view the…