Aerialtronics announces new CEO Jeremy Wigmore

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In line with the rapid developments of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Aerialtronics have restructured their management team in order to keep pace with this growth and keep ahead of “new” players entering the market. Lucas van Oostrum now focuses his time…

Predator B ER Conducts First Long-Range Endurance Flight

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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 the successful second endurance flight of its Predator® B Extended Range (ER) RPA, an advanced derivative…

FAA Investigates Congressman’s Drone Wedding Video

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By JOAN LOWY Associated Press NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New York congressman apparently commissioned a video of his wedding last month using a drone even though the FAA bans drone flights for commercial purposes. A spokeswoman for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)…

Sharing in success of unmanned aircraft systems

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By KARI HAWKINS Special Operations officer has enjoyed experience For much of his Army career, Col. Tim Baxter hasn’t been able to share his military experience. As a Special Operations Soldier, the code is “to be a quiet professional.” So,…

Mesa County given license to operate Trimble UX5 drone

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Caitlin Hendee The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Mesa County Public Works Department a license to operate a Trimble aerial imaging rover, Trimble announced Tuesday. Trimble Navigation Ltd. (Nasdaq: TRMB), a location and positioning software company based in Sunnyvale, California, has a…

Dutch fire department announces purchase of Altura

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The Dutch fire department of Twente have today announced their purchase of an Altura unmanned aircraft system from Aerial. Following their purchase the fire department have completed training, obtained all the required permits and attained the necessary certificates in the…