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UAS in Africa: From blood and medical supply delivery to combating poaching

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, learn about how unmanned aerial systems are being used in Africa for things such as the delivery of blood and HIV test kits, combatting poaching, and augmenting safaris. Additionally, learn more a UAS that

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Drones Offer New Advantages for Police

Departments across Connecticut are finding that unmanned aerial vehicles serve a valuable purpose when it comes to enforcing the law. (TNS) — When five teenagers ran from police a few hours before dawn in Saugatuck a few weeks ago, Westport police turned to their newest crime-fighting tool, the drone. “I (flew) over the marshland to

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How Firefighters Use Drones

An infographic from a drone retailer provides some insight. Though drones might be used for a lot of different government purposes, one of the earliest popular niches appears to be public safety. First responders are using drones to quickly gather information at the scenes of accidents, locate missing people and even follow fleeing suspects. Fire

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New York Governor Announces Statewide Police Drone Fleet

  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the launch of the new State Police Unmanned Aerial System program, which will be used to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response, traffic safety and crime scene investigation. The first four state police drones will be put into service this month in Troop A, which serves eight counties

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AUVSI Trusted Operator Program Takes Off

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the appointment of leading industry stakeholders to serve on a steering committee and as brand ambassadors who will develop the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) for remote pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training organizations. The TOP, which AUVSI launched in November, is

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FAA: No Drone Zone For Those Attending the Super Bowl

February 1 – The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest public service announcement is a reminder that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston is a No Drone Zone for the Super Bowl. Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft operations, or drones, within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium in downtown Houston,

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Know Before You Fly Reminds UAS Users to Check for Flight Restrictions during the Presidential Inauguration

January 17 — The Know Before You Fly campaign today reminded unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators and model aviators to check flight restrictions in effect around the Washington, D.C. area ahead of the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017. During this time frame, all UAS (including model aircraft) operations will be prohibited within a 30 nautical

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International Airport Review: Drones: Campaigning for Safer Skies

August 25 – Brian Wynne, the President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) discusses in an exclusive two-part report in International Airport Review the importance of safety and regulation when it comes to the exploding phenomenon of drones and their increasing democratisation into the public sphere: With drone sales in the

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Deseret News: 1st U.S. System to Keep Drones Away from Wildfires Kicks Off

BOISE, Idaho — The first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires has launched, federal authorities say. The U.S. Interior Department announced the kickoff of the pilot project Monday that uses a smartphone app and real-time wildfire information to create virtual boundaries, or geofences, that drones can’t

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FAA: Democratic Convention is a No Drone Zone

July 21 – Like its Republican counterpart in Cleveland, next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is a “No Drone Zone.” Philadelphia and its surrounding communities are off limits to drones under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in place from 2 p.m. on July 25 through 5 a.m. on July 29. The

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