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Maryland’s First Community College Rolls out UAS Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Hagerstown Community College (HCC), a two-year, public college based in Hagerstown, Md., is getting into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education: Starting in the spring 2017 semester, the college will offer a credit class entitled “Introduction to Drones.” The class will [Read More]

UAS Simulates Medical Cargo Delivery on Maryland Shore

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

The University of Maryland (UMD) Shore Regional Health and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site at UMD recently conducted what they say was the state’s first civil unmanned aerial delivery of simulated medical cargo. Engineers from UMD flew a [Read More]

Men Indicted in Drone Contraband Plot at Maryland Jail

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Three men have been indicted by an Allegany County, Md., grand jury in a plot to use a drone to fly drugs, tobacco and pornography into a Maryland correctional facility last month, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety [Read More]

Maryland County Offers Symposium on Drones for First Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 29, 2015

St. Mary's County in Maryland will be hosting the First Responders Drone Symposium, providing an opportunity for first responders to learn how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology can be used in emergency operations. The symposium, including presentations and live demos [Read More]

Next Gen Drones Conference Comes to Maryland This June

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 29, 2015

The Next Gen Drones conference, which will address research and development issues for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commercialization, is coming to Bethesda, Md., on June 23-24. Launched by The Knowledge Foundation, the event will feature industry discussions focused on regulatory [Read More]

Maryland Test Site Gets COA to Fly Unmanned Aerial System

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 19, 2014

The unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site at the University of Maryland (UMD) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly the UAV Solutions Talon 240 fixed-wing UAS at the Crisfield Municipal Airport. As announced by UAV Solutions Inc., [Read More]

University of Maryland Opens New UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2014

The University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering has launched a new unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site, located in St. Mary's County in southern Maryland. With support from the University System of Maryland, the site will [Read More]

UAS Research and Development to Commence at Maryland Airport

Posted by UAO Staff on March 18, 2014

The University of Maryland (UMD) plans to start unmanned aerial system (UAS) research and testing at Crisfield Municipal Airport in Somerset County, Md., in either April or May. The airport is not only close to both UMD's Eastern Shore campus [Read More]