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May 25, 2017

Drone Play: Push to break into the commercial unmanned-aircraft market

Major aerospace companies are bidding for a stake in the growing commercial unmanned aircraft market, but rather than developing new vehicles they are targeting the business of providing services to large customers. …

May 5, 2016

AUVSI 2016: Insitu form commercial business unit

Best known for its customers in various navies around the globe Insitu has announced the formation of a commercial business unit as it takes its experience in the military industry and applies to civil applications.…

September 4, 2015

Spanish Scan Eagles used to search for pirates

The Spanish Navy is deploying Boeing Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) off the Somali coast as part of its Operation Atalanta anti-piracy deployment, with the aircraft logging more than 175 flight hours. The Spanish Ministry of Defence said that the…

August 31, 2015

State fire crews too ‘overwhelmed’ to test drones

Don’t expect drones to fly over the largest fire in state history. At least not for a while. “We’ve been so overwhelmed by just the ongoing suppression effort,” said State Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark. The state is…

August 19, 2015

Big data drilldown part 2: Sensor and data collection technologies advance

“This is the decade of big sensing.” That’s how Peter Breunig, general manager of technology management and architecture at Chevron IT, described the state of the industry in his opening keynote speech at the 2014 Rice University’s Oil &…

June 17, 2015

Royal Navy warship uses drones to net £98m heroin haul

A drone aircraft was used by a Royal Navy warship to spy on drug smugglers, leading to a series of raids in which heroin with a street value of £98 million was seized. Six boats carrying narcotics were boarded off the…

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