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AMA, AUVSI Strengthen Know Before You Fly Partnership with FAA

The Academy Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have signed a memorandum of agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to solidify each organization’s commitment to expanding and improving the Know Before You Fly (KBYF) education campaign. The agreement was announced by Carl Burleson, acting deputy director of the

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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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