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6 Mar, 2018

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 [...]

7 Feb, 2018

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... [...]

12 Jan, 2018

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 [...]

7 Sep, 2017

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 [...]

28 Aug, 2017

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 [...]

28 Aug, 2017

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 [...]

23 Aug, 2017

CSN will Focus on BVLOS flight training

2017-08-23T15:35:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

LAS VEGAS, May 31, 2017 – In a partnership with Drone America, and with help from the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, the College of Southern Nevada has purchased the beginnings of their professional drone fleet from Drone America to be used in a new degree for unmanned aviation systems. Governor Brian [...]

28 Mar, 2017

KOLO 8 News – Drone America, Made in Nevada

2017-09-05T12:54:38+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

Posted: Mar 28, 2017On March 28, 2017 KOLO 8 News Now launched a new special series called "Made in Nevada".  The reports will air every other Tuesday during the 5:00 p.m. newscast.The first report is featuring a local startup called Drone America. The business sits in a warehouse south of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport [...]

22 Feb, 2017

Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery

2017-02-28T23:47:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

Nevada Team records longest Unmanned Aerial Package Delivery flight in the U.S. Hawthorne, NV – The Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond line of sight conditions.  The backdrop was an urban environment set among the scenic area of Walker Lake [...]