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Team Roadrunner Flies Drone More Than 97 Miles with Cell Connectivity

On May 5, a Nevada UAS Consortium, Team Roadrunner, flew a package-equipped, fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) more than 97 miles to Austin, Texas, using...

Flying Drones Beyond Line of Sight: How Can We Get There?

Drone operations taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), though necessary in a number of commercial industries seeking to use unmanned aircraft...

Grand Sky Announces Expected Start of BVLOS Flight Operations

The Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in Grand Forks, N.D., is expecting to begin beyond visual line of sight...
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North Dakota UAS Park Welcomes Northrop Grumman as Anchor Tenant

Northrop Grumman Corp. has opened a new facility at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park, located near Grand Forks,...
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Homeland Security Launches Major sUAS Test Facility in Mississippi

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will conduct exercises and training to support a variety of simulated scenarios using drones, including disaster relief and containment of hazardous-materials spills.

U.S. Sens. Push for Federal Funding to Support Oregon’s UAS Industry

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging transportation officials to provide more investment in the federally funded Contract Tower Program, which they...
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Swedes Join NASA UAS Testing in Nevada

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...
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Canadian UAVs, Lockheed Martin Go BVLOS for Industrial Drone Inspections

Using aircraft from Lockheed Martin CDL Systems, Canadian UAVs Inc. recently completed what it calls the first Transport Canada-approved pipeline and power line inspections...

To Prep for Arctic Data-Gathering, ArcticShark UAS Kicks off Flights in Oregon

Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to collect atmospheric data in the Arctic, will undergo...

Harris Works to Build Infrastructure Network for BVLOS Drones

Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris Corp. has received a two-year Research North Dakota grant to help develop what the company calls a first-of-its-kind solution to enable...

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