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  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
    New severe weather research group being co-lead by CU-Boulder
    Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln(UNL) have formed a new research consortium that is built upon years of collaboration using unmanned aircraft to fly into the storms that create the massive...
  • UAS Guidelines issued by Alaska Legislative Task Force
    Alaska UAS Task Force addresses the use of UAVs
    By Rob StapletonPilots in Alaska have long been concerned about the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles since the concept of allowing them to be used was introduced. With the authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration to allow their use,...
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    FAA announces UAS test sites in Alaska/US
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the selection of six public entities nationwide that include Alaska which will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites.The congressionally mandated test sites will conduct...
  • Puma UAS
    Puma small unmanned aircraft system received FAA's commercial use permit
    Small unmanned aerial systems are expanding into a commercial use: AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it received a “Restricted Category” rating for its Puma AE™ UAS from the Federal Aviation Administration. The first-of-its-kind...
  • Video: Landing gear breaks after Phantom Eye touchdown
    Video: Landing gear breaks after Phantom Eye touchdown
    Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight on Friday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.The 28-minute flight began at 9:22 a.m. EDT time as the liquid...
  • DoD orders Puma UAS systems
    DoD orders Puma UAS aerial system for 65 million dollars
    The upcoming cuts in the Department of Defense’s budget already throw their first shadows: less manpower and more technology. AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract delivery order valued at $65,532,394 for...
  • Commercial “eye in the sky” in Australia
    Commercial “Eye in the Sky” in Australia
    The UAV industry is booming – not just in the US. Australians are discovering new commercial applications all the time.Being Australia’s Primary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) retailer for the private sector, UAVs Australia plays a...
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    Orion unmanned aircraft selected by Air Force
    Aurora Flight Sciences announced Thursday that its “Orion” unmanned aircraft system has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory for the first phase of the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications (MAGIC) unmanned...
  • Global Hawk unmanned airplane flies 60,000 feet above the eye of the hurricane
    Global Hawk UAV flies at 60,000 feet above the eye of the current hurricane
    It is an awesome view watching the hurricane from an altitude of 60,000 feet – far above any commercial airliner. This is the kind of picture NASA’s Global Hawk takes during its current hurricane science mission above the Atlantic. The...
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