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Drones Are Helping U.K. Criminals Burglarize Marijuana Farms
on April 24, 2014 by print the content item
Entrepreneurial criminals in the U.K. are using unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with heat-seeking cameras to find marijuana farms in order to pilfer the crops. One criminal claims that he took inspiration from the thermal-imaging cameras employed by police helicopters to spot pot gardens, according to an article by the Halesowen News. He notes that the heat emitted by the hydroponic More
National Institute of Justice Seeks Proposals for UAS Database
on April 24, 2014 by print the content item
The U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued a request for proposals to develop, host and maintain an online flight and incident reporting system for public safety use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Specifically, the NIJ wants to collect flight-operations data from law enforcement and other public safety agencies about their employment of UAS that More
UAV Flies Close to Commercial Passenger Jet in Canada
on April 24, 2014 by print the content item
Canadian officials are investigating incidents in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, which hosts commercial floatplane operations. Transport Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police became aware of the flights via videos posted on YouTube by a user named Quadrotor Dragonfly, according to an article by The Vancouver Sun. Other videos More
Virginia Tech Names Executive Director of UAS Test Site
on April 23, 2014 by print the content item
Rose Mooney, vice president of engineering consulting company Archangel Aero LLC, has been chosen to lead the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site operated by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected Virginia Tech as one of six national test site operators in late December 2013. According to the university, Mooney will begin More
Search-And-Rescue Group Sues FAA Over UAV Prohibition
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
A Texas-based nonprofit search-and-rescue organization is suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the right to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Texas EquuSearch conducts missing-person searches around the U.S. and claims that since 2005, UAVs have helped find the remains of nearly a dozen individuals. However, in February, the FAA ordered the group to stop employing drones in its work, More
Military Airspace Limits End Plans for UAS Test Site in Wyoming
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
Plans to operate an independent test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Wyoming have fallen by the wayside as a consequence of newly enforced military airspace restrictions. The U.S. Department of Defense lacks the authority to offer special use airspace (SUA) for any activities beyond its intended military purpose. Instead, that power is held by the Federal Aviation Administration More
Arcturus Rolls Out Vertical Takeoff and Landing System for Fixed-Wing UAVs
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
Rohnert Park, Calif.-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Arcturus UAV has unveiled JUMP, a new vertical takeoff and landing system for the company's T-20 and T-16 fixed-wing UAVs. Arcturus reports that booms fitted with vertical lift motors and rotors are mounted to each wing to provide vertical lift for takeoff and landing. Vertical lift motors, Arcturus adds, are shut off More
Minnesota College Receives FAA Approval for UAS Operations
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
Minnesota-based Northland Community & Technical College has been given a certificate of waiver or authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over agricultural areas in Roseau County, Minn. Northland notes that it has been working on the COA for the past two years. The COA grants the college FAA approval to fly More
Draganfly Adds Multispectral Camera Payload to UAS Product Line
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
Draganfly Innovations, a manufacturer of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is adding multispectral equipment provider Tetracam's ACD Micro camera to its Draganflyer helicopter product line. According to Draganfly, the Tetracam ADC Micro is highly sensitive to vegetation, making it suitable for monitoring crops and environmental health. The multispectral payload system, Draganfly says, is mounted via a two-axis stabilized brushless gimbal More
Canadian Fire Department Selects UAS from ING Robotic Aviation to Assess Flooding
on April 22, 2014 by print the content item
The fire department of Sherbrooke, Quebec, has called upon the services of Ottawa-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) company ING Robotic Aviation to help assess the water level of the Saint-Francois River and determine the areas affected by flooding. ING reports that its Responder UAS will capture real-time aerial surveys of the river using high-resolution cameras, which will be used to More
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Do you anticipate visiting or using one of the FAA's UAS test sites this year?

Maybe in 2015

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