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SkyRanger Used in Police Search for Missing University Student

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Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that the Aeryon SkyRanger small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) has been deployed to aid in the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. The Albemarle County Police Department was granted an emergency Certificate of Authorization (COA) by…

Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

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by Simon Chester Two students from University of Wollongong have won an innovation award for using a quadcopter UAV to quickly deliver a floatation device to a distressed swimmer. The UAV, designed by Nicolas Roach and Leo Stevens, uses magnets to carry a…

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…

Drone Enthusiasts Demand Clearance to Fly

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By Daniel Wheaton The 2-year-old boy was missing for five days in southwest Texas in March 2012, and the Davis family called on the search and rescue organization Texas EquuSearch to help find the child. A member of EquuSearch decided to…