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Company uses drones for surveys in Nepal’s rough terrain

DroNepal recently conducted several hydropower mapping projects in remotes areas of rural Nepal to test the potential and feasibility of using drones for surveying. Located between India and China, Nepal is planning to develop hydroelectric dams to help power its economy and export electricity to neighboring countries. Nepal’s Department of Electricity Development has issued licenses

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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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