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New York Lawmaker Seeks Ban on UAVs Near Prisons

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

New York Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant, has introduced a bill that would ban the civilian use of drones near correctional facilities in the state. Specifically, the legislation would outlaw the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within 1,000 feet [Read More]

North Carolina DOT Comes up with Best Practices for UAS in First Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has established best practices and recommended policies for agencies using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in first response, such as conducting search-and-rescue operations or surveying after a flood. The final report was released after [Read More]

Utah Gov. Signs Drone Livestock Harassment Bill into Law

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.217, a bill that keeps unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from “harassing” livestock. Rolled out earlier this year by chief sponsor Rep. Scott Chew, R-District 55, and floor sponsor Sen. Don [Read More]

N.J. Airport Welcomes New Tenant, a UAS Training Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has announced a new business lease with Pentagon Performance Inc. (PPI), which is bringing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training program to the Hangar 112 building at the Millville Airport, located in Cumberland [Read More]

Texas Sheriff’s Office Upgrading from Helicopter to UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Thanks to a private donation, the sheriff’s office of Smith County, Texas, is bringing on board two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Located in the eastern part of the state, the 932-square-mile county boasts a population of roughly 209,000, as of [Read More]

Arizona National Forest Deals with UAS Disruption

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Cococino National Forest, located in northern Arizona, is reporting a disruption by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during recent firefighting efforts over a human-caused wildfire. According to an announcement from the forest service, the 275-acre Kendrick Fire was situated [Read More]

Two New VPs Join Uplift to Augment Drone Services for Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Uplift Data Partners, a provider of drone operations management and data analysis, has appointed two new executives to its engineering and sales teams, Kinan Sweidan and Jamail Carter. Based out of Chicago, the privately held firm captures and analyzes aerial [Read More]

Welcome Home, Cherry! UAS Finds Missing Pup in Tunnel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A thermal camera-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is being credited with finding a missing Chihuahua-Pomeranian dog in the U.K. on Monday morning. According to a Facebook post from the unmanned aviation services group of Wales-based Resource Group, the company joined the [Read More]

Long-Range UAV Maker Releases Upgrade to Video Streaming Device

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Applied Aeronautics, an Austin, Texas-headquartered manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has unveiled an upgraded model of Applied HD, the company’s encrypted, low-latency, HD video streaming device. Applied HD, which previously transmitted HD video via an onboard transceiver, has been [Read More]

Swedes Join NASA UAS Testing in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Swedish drone company SmartPlanes has announced its participation in NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) R&D Technical Capability Level 3 project, conducted at the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Nevada. SmartPlanes’ Freya fixed-wing drone was used for testing [Read More]