General Atomics sets UAS record with flight in civilian airspace

General Atomics last month flew a Predator from its new North Dakota facility using a high-tech satellite navigation system to set a new record for an unmanned flight in Class A civilian airspace. The flight occurred without a chase plane.
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Illinois drone-service franchise opens for local, national work

Measure, one of the largest drone service providers in the U.S., is hoping Springfield, Illinois, will be the location that starts a major trend. This week, the company held its first-ever grand opening of a new drone service franchise.
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Drone measures effect of wind turbines on farmland

Depending on weather conditions, air disturbances from wind turbines can positively or negatively impact the farmland beneath the blades. Researchers from Embry-Riddle and Mississippi State used an instrument-equipped drone to study the effects.
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Strong demand leads DroneDefender makers to release new version

After selling more than 300 units of a counter-drone device originally designed to be a prototype only, Battelle has announced a new version of its DroneDefender system.
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Canada, Kongsberg to develop drone emergency management system

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial software technology, has announced that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded them a contract to produce an emergency operations plan for drones.
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Textron Systems UAS team deploys multicast feed during Harvey

Earlier this year, Textron Systems deployed a UAS team to assist a town in Oklahoma struck by a tornado. The company's team gained more firsthand experience when it was embedded with a group of first responders headed to Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
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