In collaboration with the FAA and a number of drone tech companies, NASA carried out milestone tests as part of its UAS Traffic Management research.
A Pendleton, Ore.-area sheriff’s office has launched its new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which will augment missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and emergency management. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) says drones are continuing to help public [Read More]
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the formation of an advisory group tasked with creating a model law enforcement policy for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Ohio Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems will [Read More]
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) used a sophisticated system of automated sensors and networked software to detect and identify potential drone threats during the final presidential debate, held Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University [Read More]
American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI), a provider of long-range drones for civilian applications, has successfully tested drone-based wireless communications and real-time mapping for improved hurricane response. During a hurricane-response exercise, the company flew its RS-20 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to [Read More]
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which serves approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is now offering Part 107 remote pilot test preparation through UAV Ground School (UAVGS). Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation [Read More]
Allstate Corp., one of the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurers, is taking drones over Savannah, Ga., and parts of South Carolina to inspect rooftops and homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Allstate says it is using multiple unmanned aircraft [Read More]