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Drone America & NIAS Integrate into a Bi-State, Multi-Agency Evacuation

2018-05-25T16:22:38+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Nevada Team Participates in the Largest Nevada and California Public Safety Operation to Date  On May 19th Drone America, supported by the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) participated in a Bi-State, Multi-Agency Evacuation Drill that was conducted at the north end of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada and California Border. This Bi-State [...]

Drones help with fire and flood mapping

2018-05-25T15:04:25+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Drone America is providing emergency services wtih real-time intelligence technology during disasters like fire and flood. "We actually communicate on a regular basis with emergency services, which will make a decision whether it can utilize our services in one of those particular applications," Mike Richards, CEO of Drone America, says. This is the [...]

NASA UTM Program Completes TCL 3 Testing

2018-03-27T15:13:51+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and its NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) partners flew multiple Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) over a week-long testing period at the Nevada UAS Test Site at the Reno-Stead Airport. The testing focused on airspace management technologies that will enable the safe integration of UAS into the [...]

Kongsberg Geospatial and Drone America | Airspace Awareness

2018-03-07T08:54:16+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

A Drone America Savant UAS is shown in flight during an extended mission beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS technology helps provide airspace awareness to pilots on BVLOS missions. Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial visualisation software, and Drone America, who develop drones for a variety of disaster response, humanitarian relief and [...]

KOLO 8 News – Drones Help Fight Fires

2018-02-07T16:47:34+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Reno-based Drone America and Thrush Aircraft of Georgia to develop a system of large scale drones to fight wildfires in a safer and more efficient way. The new strategic alliance will produce a system of autonomous aircraft that can operate 24 hours a day in all types of conditions, taking aircrews out of harms way... [...]

Drone America to Scale its Autonomous Air Tanker Concepts

2018-01-13T01:20:03+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Drone America, Unmanned Systems Manufacturer, to Scale its Autonomous Air Tanker Concepts Strategic alliance with Thrush Aircraft anticipated to yield unmanned solutions to airborne wildfire surveillance and attack – and more. (Albany, GA) The arsenal of airborne tactics available to firefighters and first responders may soon grow significantly as Thrush Aircraft has formed [...]

Support Efforts for Ongoing Hurricane Relief

2017-09-15T12:49:08+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

As both Hurricane Harvey seriously impacted the Gulf coast and Hurricane Irma the Florida Peninsula we are deeply saddened by the level of devastation and severe flooding caused by these storms. With hundreds of thousands of people affected, we are grateful for first responders including FEMA and the National Guard who have been rescuing [...]

Joint exercise with NASA and NIAS

2017-09-05T12:54:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Reno-Stead Test Range, Reno, N.V. (June 5, 2017) “Drone America is a proud participant in a Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) led NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) program at the Reno Stead Airport. The safe integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) is critical to the future of [...]

National Sheriffs Association (NSA) Annual Education and Technology Expo

2017-08-30T16:40:09+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Drone America exhibited at the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Annual Education and Technology Expo in Reno, NV. Showcasing several UAS and flight footage of Drone America Search and Rescue missions and BVLOS operations, we were able to meet and consult with Sheriff Departments and technology partners across the Country about the real world applications [...]