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UAS Company Conducting Wildlife Surveys for Environment Canada
on December 08, 2014 by print the content item
Canada-based ING Robotic Aviation says it has been awarded a $170,000 Built in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract to provide services with its Responder unmanned aerial system (UAS) to a Government of Canada department. The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada is using the Responder services to conduct a series of wildlife and habitat surveys across the country."We are very More
Another California Police Force Gets UAVs, Stirs Up Controversy
on December 05, 2014 by print the content item
Trouble is brewing now that California's Alameda County Sheriff Office possesses two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The SFGate reports that Sheriff Greg Ahern used $97,000 in funds from the Alameda County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to buy the aircraft, two QR425 quadrotors from AirCover. Although the police must first obtain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to More
Group to Test Aeryon sUAS for Public Safety Applications
on December 04, 2014 by print the content item
Aeryon Labs Inc. says Unmanned Experts (UMEX) plans to use the Aeryon SkyRanger and Aeryon Scout to investigate and evaluate the benefits of small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) technology in a number of police and fire service applications. UMEX has been operating under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (DOJ NIJ) to investigate More
Rail Freight Company Deploying Drones to Prevent Cargo Pilferage
on November 25, 2014 by print the content item
In order to protect itself against cargo theft, PKP CARGO - a rail freight company in Poland and the second largest operator in the European Union - has decided to use drones to monitor theft-prone areas. The drone surveillance will help reduce pilferages of transported solid fuels, the company explains. The devices are equipped with different types of cameras - More
Yearlong Drone Film Project Captures Melting Glacier Caves
on November 24, 2014 by print the content item
Aerial Technology International (ATI) says it has teamed up with Portland, Ore., film production company Uncage the Soul to create a drone-capured video featuring the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states. The video, "Requiem of Ice," is the result of footage taken over the past year and reveals the changing landscape of the Sandy Glacier Cave system More
Drone Operator Captures Aerial Footage of Massive N.Y. Snowstorm
on November 21, 2014 by print the content item
In what has been declared by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a State of Emergency in parts of New York State, extreme winter weather conditions have piled on foot after foot of snow. To get a closer look at what has taken place, a drone operator has flown his aircraft over the scene. In a series of YouTube videos, More
Inspections Provider Seeks Exemption to Use Aeryon SkyRanger
on November 19, 2014 by print the content item
VDOS Global LLC has submitted a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Section 333 exemption to use the Aeryon SkyRanger for flare stack and infrastructure inspections, according to Aeryon Labs Inc. Specializing in on- and off-shore inspections for the oil and gas and environmental industries, Corvallis, Ore.-based VDOS Global has requested approval to conduct the inspections using the More
New Jersey Institute of Technology Flying UAS Over the Atlantic Ocean
on November 17, 2014 by print the content item
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is conducting unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over the Atlantic Ocean to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into the public airspace. NJIT will also assess the research and operational capabilities of several data-collecting sensors aboard the aircraft. The aircraft will incorporate a weather sensor to gather information on atmospheric conditions, as well More
Anti-Poaching Group Conducts UAV Flights in Tanzania
on November 05, 2014 by print the content item
In conjunction with aviation and wildlife authorities, Bathawk Recon, an anti-poaching service company in Tanzania, has conducted unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) trial flights to detect animal poaching or other unauthorized activity at parks. The company used the DT-18 aircraft from Delair-Tech at Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania to view infrared images of the animals in order to count them. More
Miami Hurricanes Fly UAV Over Football Practice
on November 04, 2014 by print the content item
The University of Miami has adopted unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology as a learning tool for the school's football team. The Associated Press reports that the Miami Hurricanes started using a UAV this fall to record aerial footage of team practices in order for the players and coaches to watch later from unseen angles.James Coley, offensive coordinator of the team, More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

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