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August 25, 2015

Trimble Takes Flight with New Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 25, 2015 —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble® ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller, remote environments faster,

August 24, 2015

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment Contracts Totaling $47 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sustainment

MONROVIA, Calif., August 24, 2015 — AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced receipt since May 1, 2015 of ten orders from the United States Army totaling $47.1 million for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma™AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sustainment. This total value includes seven orders awarded on July 23 totaling $35,196,388. “These contracts assure that

August 22, 2015

100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation — Teams with Trimble for Innovative Global Urban Resilience Initiative

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 22, 2015 — 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is partnering with Trimble (NASDAQ:  TRMB), which will offer a critical resilience building tool to 100RC's network cities. Using Trimble® eCognition® Essentials software, cities can leverage readily available satellite and aerial imagery from manned or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to

August 20, 2015

NSF Awards $6 Million to UK and Three Partner Schools to Develop Weather Research Drones

LEXINGTON, Ky., August 20, 2015 — A $6 million National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers at the University of Kentucky, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Nebraska to develop unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drone systems, to study atmospheric physics for improved precision agriculture and weather forecasting. Unmanned aircraft systems

August 13, 2015

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates New Capabilities in Mission Management and Control Systems

SAN DIEGO, August 13,, 2015 — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully demonstrated mission management control features that create more unmanned aircraft system (UAS) versatility and efficiencies. During a series of high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk demonstrations, the UAS seamlessly responded to external requests to dynamically alter its route of flight and sensor functionality, thereby breaking the

August 11, 2015

UAS Industry Leaders Participating in UAS Mapping 2015 Reno

Bethesda, Md., Aug. 11, 2015—The second annual UAS technical symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces the industry leaders in the UAS commercial industry who are confirmed for UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO!  The program uniquely includes test course flights, data processing workshops, live demonstration, and a strong technical program

August 3, 2015

Topcon Announces Partnership with Ascending Technologies for UAS Worldwide Distribution

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, , Aug. 3, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces a worldwide distribution partnership with Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) provider Ascending Technologies. The agreement gives Topcon exclusivity for the global distribution of the AscTec Falcon 8 rotary-wing model, the GeoEXPERT and the InspectionPRO sensing and feature packages.“We are excited to add the

July 28, 2015

Bluesky Introduces Prototype UAV Flight-Restriction Map

Aerial mapping company Bluesky produced a prototype map showing where it may be unsafe or even illegal to fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones. Bluesky combined expertise in flight planning and 3D aerial mapping with various geographic datasets to come up with the concept of a UAV Flight-Restriction Map for the United Kingdom (UK).

July 21, 2015

NASA Aircraft Assists in Drone Medical-Supply Delivery Research

Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly known as a drone, during research flights to a medical clinic in Wise County during July 2015.

July 14, 2015

Drones: The Market Behind the Buzz

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) companies have found themselves at the center of a fast-growing, billion-dollar industry. Drone technology, initially designed for military reconnaissance, has started hovering around the agriculture industry while creating solutions for a healthy ecosystem of additional commercial markets.

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