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New York Officials Send UAS Team to Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., and a delegation of administration officials departed this morning for Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies, help the community...
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UAS Successfully Locates Missing Student in Virginia

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has brought another happy ending in a search-and-rescue (SAR) mission: The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia says it...

FAA: Hurricane Response to be Known as ‘Landmark’ in Drone Evolution

As it did for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the Houston area, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given out a number of authorizations...
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Champaign, Ill., Fire Department Gets Drones, Begins Training

The Champaign Fire Department in Illinois is launching a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program in an effort to “provide the best performance and...

New Jersey Partners Deploy UAVs to Help Restore Communication in Houston

The New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab has been working with New Jersey-based Maser Consulting PA to conduct unmanned...
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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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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...

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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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...

Aeryon SkyRanger Drones Help First Responders in Caribbean After Irma

Aeryon Labs Inc., a Waterloo, Ontario-based manufacturer of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is highlighting its disaster-recovery support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.On...

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