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Welcome to Central Illinois: Measure Sets Up its First Franchise for Drone Services

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has announced its first franchise location, which will open on Sept. 25 in Springfield,...
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U-space: Global Partners Demonstrate Drone Traffic Management

Along with its project partners, skyguide, an air navigation service provider in Switzerland, demonstrated yesterday in Geneva how drones can be safely and efficiently...
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Oregon Legislators to Feds: More UAS Need to be Fighting Wildfires

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio are asking federal officials what’s being done to deploy more unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to...
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Origami-Inspired Delivery Drone Folds Up, Protects its Cargo and Flies on its Own

A new delivery-focused drone developed at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland features a foldable, carbon fiber cage that protects the aircraft...
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Drone Search and Rescue Mission a Success in Indiana

On early Thursday morning, the Bargersville Community Fire Department in Indiana used its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to successfully locate a missing woman who...
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UAV-Mounted Laser Helps Detect Gas Leaks in Hurricane Area

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted, laser-based leak detection for...
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Parrot Launches the Mambo FPV Quadcopter

Parrot is rolled out a new minidrone suited for first-person-view (FPV) racing, the Parrot Mambo FPV.The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) uses an FPV HD...
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UAS Help Out in Levee Improvement District Following Harvey Flooding

For damage assessment following Hurricane Harvey, Houston-based business consulting company Indigo Beam is working with disaster response teams and state and local law enforcement...
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Introducing PLIMP, a ‘Plummet-Proof’ Plane-Blimp Hybrid Drone

Egan Airships has introduced PLIMP, a “plummet-proof,” plane-blimp hybrid unmanned aircraft system (UAS) suited for a range of applications.The Seattle-based start-up, founded by twin...
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Skyfront Boasts Multi-Rotor UAV Flight of More Than 4.5 Hours

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Skyfront, creator of long-endurance multi-rotor drones for the agriculture, energy and utility industries, is claiming a new endurance world record for...

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