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What’s keeping America’s private drone industry grounded?

What’s keeping America’s private drone industry grounded?
Ed Pilkington in Grand Forks, North Dakota Colonel Robert Becklund knows the exhilaration of flying some of the world’s most powerful, fast and nimble aircraft. For 17 years he was a pilot with the 119th fighter wing of the North Dakota…

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Grand Forks sheriff’s deputies nab suspects using unmanned aircraft in first-ever night flight

Grand Forks sheriff’s deputies nab suspects using unmanned aircraft in first-ever night flight
By Brandi Jewett / Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department apprehended its first set of suspects using an unmanned aircraft at night after a traffic stop and foot chase Sunday. The flight marks the first nighttime mission…

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Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program

Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company Phase 1B funding to continue participation in the DARPA Vertical Take Off and Landing Experiment Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program. The award is intended…

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‘Where’s Waldo’ … but for science

‘Where’s Waldo’ … but for science
By John D. Sutter, CNN (CNN) – Remember those “Where’s Waldo” books? You know, the ones featuring a bespectacled, beanstalky character dressed in a red-and-white striped shirt — and hiding in massive crowds. Objective: find him, turn page. A fascinating online project…

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St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Delivery of their First Unmanned Aircraft System for Precision Mapping and Surveillance

St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Delivery of their First Unmanned Aircraft System for Precision Mapping and Surveillance
The St. Louis District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently accepted delivery of its Altavian Nova™ F6500 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) accompanied by the Nova GC25 ground control station, the Nova MP21 mapping payload, and…

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