FAA grants UAS exemptions, AUVSI says more are needed

The Federal Aviation Administration took a significant step toward the commercial use of UAS technology by granting regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies.
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California governor vetoes UAS privacy bill passed by legislature

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill passed with bipartisan support by the state's legislature that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants to use UAS except in specific cases.
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AeroVironment gets $22M order for US Marine Corps

AeroVironment has received a $21,779,408 order for a RQ-12 Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system and initial square packages for the U.S. Marine Corps.
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DroneDeploy raises $2M for UAS smartphone tech

DroneDeploy, an unmanned aerial systems software and technology developer, has raised $2 million in funding from multiple investors, including SoftTech VC, Data Collective, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Red Point Ventures.
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ATI teams with MicaSense for precision agriculture expansion

Aerial Technology International is expanding its unnamed aerial system technology business into the precision agriculture industry to help farmers make more cost-effective decisions.
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Homeland Security reviews U.S. Border Protection's UAS use

On behalf of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Department of Homeland Security completed a review on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's UAS program to ensure its compliance with privacy and civil liberty laws and standards.
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Industry Events

RoboBusiness

October 15-17, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Unmanned Systems Canada

November 4-6, 2014
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014

November 4-6, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
McLean, Virginia

ICUAS'15

June 9-12, 2015
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Denver, Colorado





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