Drones Can Provide Cell Phone Service

Drones Can Provide Cell Phone Service

How drones can provide cell phone service following extreme weather and disasters… Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Blizzards. Earthquakes. Mother Nature can strike at any moment, leaving behind a path of destruction. If severe weather strikes, power and communication services can be disrupted for days. In June of 2017, Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI), decided to […]

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Canada’s Condor Drone To Carry 400 lb Payload

Canada’s Condor Drone To Carry 400 lb Payload

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has been making headlines lately with its focus on building a fleet of drones that accepts pallet size payload shipments, ideal for transporting bulk cargo, both in Canada and abroad. Fox 5 New York reports that the Canadian company says it has started development of a drone that will be able […]

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Yamaha Motor Releases Agrochemical Spraying UAV, The YMR-08

Yamaha Motor Releases Agrochemical Spraying UAV, The YMR-08

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it will begin limited sales of the YMR-08 industrial multi-rotor drone from June 2018 in Japan. Featuring coaxial rotors to provide excellent agrochemical spraying performance and a lightweight carbon body enabling continuous spraying of one hectare per flight*1, the YMR-08 delivers spraying quality comparable to Yamaha Motor’s industrial-use […]

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NC Beachgoer Captures Rare Drone Footage of Civil War-Era Shipwreck

NC Beachgoer Captures Rare Drone Footage of Civil War-Era Shipwreck

While vacationing at Holden Beach in North Carolina last week, 42-year-old Brent Garlington spotted what is thought to be a wrecked Civil War-era steamer. Garlington, of Fayetteville, flew a drone over the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which is located between Holden Beach and Oak Island. The tide was low because of the full moon, Garlington told […]

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Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC, an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), has designed patent-pending technology to advance the safe, […]

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Raytheon, NOAA win Aviation Week Laureate Award For Unmanned Hurricane Tracker

Raytheon, NOAA win Aviation Week Laureate Award For Unmanned Hurricane Tracker

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration received Aviation Week magazine’s prestigious Laureate award for using the Raytheon Coyote® unmanned aerial vehicle to provide near-real-time, potentially life-saving data during hurricanes. Developed for the military, Coyote is a small, expendable UAV that’s air- or ground-launched into environments too dangerous for manned aircraft. […]

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