CAMCOPTER Helps Save Mediterranean Refugees

MOAS - Press 5_001As part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) operation the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is helping to save the lives of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Desperate people fleeing conflict, economic desperation and violence in their homeland look towards Europe as a safe haven. They travel by all means possible for days or weeks on end to get to countries of transit from which they will sail out in makeshift sea craft. The lucky ones reach Europe where they can claim asylum, the unlucky ones perish.

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First Ever RQ-4 Global Hawk Hits 100th Flight on NASA Mission

Global Hawk 1The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions.

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Business Booming for Fort Lauderdale Supplier

Drones have become a big business, especially in South Florida. A company in Fort Lauderdale says sales are soaring sky high and they only seem to have scratched the surface on what to use the drones for. Entrepreneur Don Scott is CEO of DSLRPros, a development, manufacturing and customizing drone company working out of an inconspicuous building off west Dixie Highway. Continue reading

UAS Footage Improves Football Training

ClemsonGrady Jarrett, Clemson’s built-like-a-boulder nose tackle, thought he was hearing a swarm of bees last spring when he discovered the camera-equipped UAS hovering above the practice field. With the coaches’ children always buzzing around a Clemson practice, defensive end Vic Beasley said he first thought it was somebody’s toy. Instead, Clemson had joined the growing number of college football programs using UAS to record practices, and the results were met with wide acclaim.

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