Environmentalists have turned a hobbyist drone into a weapon in their long, bitter battle against strip mining. Junior Walk of Coal River Mountain Watch has recorded hours of aerial footage of mountaintop-removal coal mining and the massive Brushy Fork coal slurry impoundment in southwest West Virginia — reconnaissance his group couldn’t afford if it had to hire a pilot and plane. Continue reading →
Deveron UAS Corp. has announced that it has been granted approval as a Compliant Operator under its Special Flight Operations Certificate (“SFOC“) for the operation of a small unmanned airborne vehicle system within visual line-of-sight, issued under the authority of the Minister, Transport Canada, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act. Continue reading →
U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners are taking technology to the next level, using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to acquire both fire intensity and emissions data during prescribed burns.
Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (formerly Alta Vista Ventures Ltd.) has announced that on May 24th, it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase a 100% interest in the Canadian-based company, NOVAerial Robotics Inc. (“NOVAerial”) for a total consideration of CAD $700,000 – payable as $300,000 in cash and $400,000 in shares of Global UAV Technologies. $10,000 of the funds is payable as a refundable deposit. Continue reading →
A few hours before storms formed in northern Oklahoma during the second week in May, three unmanned aircraft flew through the air hundreds of feet above the ground to observe important changes in the atmosphere that could spawn severe thunderstorms. Continue reading →
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, has announced that its Civil & Commercial team provided its personnel and operations in support of disaster response efforts for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. The Civil & Commercial team provided full-motion video in real-time to the Emergency Operations Center in Oklahoma City and the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma. Continue reading →