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News Media Organizations Argue that Drone Journalism Is First Amendment Right

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 07, 2014

Law firm Holland & Knight LLP has filed a brief on behalf of 14 news media entities before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) supporting Raphael Pirker in his case against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In October 2011, Pirker [Read More]

Autonomous Avionics Opens Drone Manufacturing Facility in Denver

Posted by UAO Staff on April 30, 2014

Autonomous Avionics has opened a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing facility in Denver to build custom drones specifically designed to meet individual customers' needs. The Denver-based company, which was founded this year, notes that the new facility combines manufacturing [Read More]

Texas Police Crash $250,000 Drone into Lake

Posted by UAO Staff on April 29, 2014

A $250,000 law enforcement drone has crashed into a lake in Texas. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) says that during an exercise, the approximately 49-pound ShadowHawk, manufactured by Vanguard Defense Industries, plunged into Lake Conroe after a malfunction, according [Read More]

FAA Complaint Prompts University to Move Drone Course Indoors

Posted by UAO Staff on April 28, 2014

College students enrolled in a course to learn how to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been told to stay indoors. Although the University of Missouri offers a one-credit journalism class on UAV operations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent [Read More]

Groupe Gorge Acquires French Drone Company

Posted by UAO Staff on April 22, 2014

Industrial company Groupe Gorge, via subsidiary ECA, has agreed to acquire 100% of the capital of INFOTRON from Remote Reward. INFOTRON is a French company that develops and markets helicopter-type vertical takeoff drones. Groupe Gorge reports that the acquisition is [Read More]

Sagetech Introduces NextGen ADS-B Drone Tracker Kit

Posted by UAO Staff on April 17, 2014

Miniature avionics company Sagetech Corp. has unveiled a turnkey solution to track unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The company says the ADS-B Tracker Kit includes its new XPG-TR micro [Read More]

Alternative Farming Provider Announces Drone Sensor Technology

Posted by UAO Staff on April 17, 2014

Got Produce?, a California-based provider of hydroponic greenhouse solutions, has announced that its distributed wireless control system makes use of unmanned aerial system sensor technology. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water rather than soil. The company says [Read More]

Ohio Man Arrested After Drone Obstructs Medical Helicopter

Posted by UAO Staff on April 15, 2014

An Ohio man has been arrested for operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that allegedly impeded a medical helicopter from landing. After a pickup truck crashed into a tree on Saturday morning in Clark County, 31-year-old Kele M. Stanley went [Read More]

Drone Law: Another Firm Offers Legal Services

Posted by UAO Staff on April 15, 2014

Missouri-based Sandler Law has launched a drone law practice to deliver legal services to designers, manufacturers and operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). According to the law firm, UAS operators and related businesses function in an increasingly complex legal environment, [Read More]

Law Limits Police Drone Operations in Utah

Posted by UAO Staff on April 11, 2014

A bill signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert, R-Utah, places limits on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by state law enforcement agencies. According to S.B.167, a warrant is needed in order for law enforcement agencies to gather [Read More]