Coast Guard Cutter Deploys UAS, Interdicts Smugglers

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The Coast Guard has completed the second of three planned shipboard demonstrations of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capabilities aboard Coast Guard Cutter ‘Bertholf’ . The Coast Guard is using knowledge gained from these demonstrations to inform a future cutter-based UAS…

GA-ASI Successfully Flight Tests Improved Gray Eagle

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced the successful first flight of the U.S. Army’s Improved Gray Eagle® (IGE), a next-generation derivative of the combat-proven…

FAA Certification for ScanEagle

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By Graham Warwick Insitu is planning to launch the first U.S. commercial unmanned aircraft system operation following receipt of FAA type certification for its ScanEagle UAS on July 19. No details are available yet, but the operation is expected to…

New Aeromapper X5 from Aeromao

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“The Aeromapper X5 drone is a complete ready to fly UAV for mapping and surveying applications. Created by Aeromao Inc, it carries a 24 Megapixel camera for high resolution mapping (up to 2cm/pixel) and 2.5 Has of area coverage per…

Cheap, Disposable Drones Are the New Storm Chasers

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Jaclyn Skurie National Geographic New drones made from disposable materials offer an inexpensive option for collecting data in high-risk environments—like measuring the speed of a wildfire or the temperature of a volcano. After use, the drones are left to decompose…

Drone business booms for Clackamas company

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By Ken Boddie Lawrence Arthur Dennis III founded Aerial Technology International, a company that builds and sells unmanned aircraft equipped with HD cameras, to customers around the world. “We just try to step away from ‘drones’ a little bit, just to try…