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Betsy Lillian

Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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sUAS Assists Oklahoma Emergency Management Dept. After Tornado

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of Textron Inc., provided support after an EF-2 tornado hit Elk City, Okla., on May 16.Textron Systems' own...

SkyX Gets Backed for Self-Charging Inspection Drone

Ontario-based SkyX, developer of a self-charging drone for use in monitoring long-range assets, such as oil and gas pipelines, has received $4 million of...

Drone Team Steps in After Colombia Landslide

Last month, unusually heavy rains caused floods and a massive landslide in Mocoa, Putumayo Province, Colombia. In turn, over 300 people lost their lives,...
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Boston Drone Developer Looks to ‘Expand the Possibilities’ of Precision Ag

American Robotics, a Boston-based drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.The round was led by angel investors and...

Embry-Riddle Students Delve into UAS for Disaster Relief

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) are deploying thermal cameras and Rapid Imaging Software’s SmartCam3D View as part of a...
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Desert Rotor Rolls out UAV-Agnostic Ground Control Station

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Desert Rotor, a self-funded start-up designing universal ground control systems, has released the next generation of its portable unmanned ground control station...

WA Police Dept. Looks to Public on UAS Policy

Before deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the Pullman, Wash., Police Department is making sure to include public input on its policy for using the...
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FAA Drone Registration for Hobbyists Vacated by Federal Appeals Court

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) violated the FAA...
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Virginia Cuts Ribbon on 3,000-Foot UAS Runway

When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe took the stage on the last day of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XPONENTIAL in Dallas last...

Global Maritime Group Sees Drones as ‘Natural Extension’ of Company

Wilhelmsen, a global maritime industry group founded in 1861, says it will soon be delivering essentials via drone for its ships service unit.Wilhelmsen Ships...

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