At the University of North Dakota, one of the country’s largest collegiate flight schools, they’re flying something different: Drones.
By 2018, just five years from now, the FAA projects that 7500 drones, or unmanned aircraft, could be flying in U.S. airspace. And the University of North Dakota hopes to be supplying many of their pilots.
Movie-goers are familiar with the Navy SEALs; they've appeared in dozen of flicks, including the recently released "Captain Phillips." But many people got their first look at a relatively new and very effective piece of military technology in "Captain Phillips" when the word goes out to launch the ScanEagle.more
The ScanEagle UAV will be deployed from Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxillary ships to provide aerial intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, complementing the existing helicopter and long range radar assets currently performing this role.more
ABOARD THE USS PONCE, Persian Gulf — While drones have gained a controversial reputation for their use in targeting suspected terrorists, the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) played a very different role during a mine countermeasures exercise in the Persian Gulf: monitoring the 35 participating warships.more