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88th Set To Officially Welcome New Commander

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By Jeff Arnold Times Record • jarnold@swtimes.com Col. Bobbi Doorenbos said it was a little surreal but really exciting when she got the call she would be the next commander of the 188th Wing. “There’s a lot of emotions that go…

US Army Corps of Engineers Selects SimActive for Drones

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Montreal, Canada, January 13th, 2015 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, has been selected by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). They join professionals across the globe using Correlator3D™ with UAV imagery. “Military organizations have…

Single Predator B RPA Amasses 20K Flight Hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft,…

CNN cleared to test drones for reporting

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By David Goldman CNN will explore the use of drones for reporting, after receiving special permission from the U.S. government. In the first program of its kind, the FAA will allow CNN to test camera-equipped drones for news gathering and reporting…

DRONES Are Invading the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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By Alex Rees Via Carson Daly’s (LOL) Instagram feed is the above video of a DRONE being prepped to patrol tonight’s Golden Globes red carpet, because the robopocalypse is happening. Obviously the mani cam was last year’s awards season gimmick and…

Talking Drones With 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson

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by Frederic Lardinois Drones were one of the hot topics coming into CES, but the show itself didn’t actually feature any standout products. Many of the new drones we saw were little more than knockoffs of DJI’s extremely successful Phantom Vision line (though…

The Enforcer

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Have we plateaued at a new level of absurdity (maybe 10-3), with the police now acting as the enforcement arm for the FAA? Some suggest that this amounts to a huge an unfunded mandate and is apparently another misstep in…