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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 [...]

16 Feb, 2017

Drone America and DRI unmanned cloud-seeding realizes beyond visual line of sight

2017-03-01T00:07:19+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

RENO – Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team today realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under Nevada UAS Test Sites Certificate of Authorization (COA) and led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) flight operations node, the Drone America Savant™ unmanned aircraft [...]

2 Nov, 2016

Research Takes Flight with NV Energy Drone Pilot Program

2016-11-02T15:36:42+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|

RENO, Nev. – Nov. 1, 2016 - NV Energy announced today that with several partners, it has completed a drone pilot program to inspect, collect and analyze data on sections of its transmission and distribution lines. All of the flights were successfully conducted under visual line-of-sight (VLOS) conditions. The data collected was then incorporated into [...]

18 Oct, 2016

Drone America Receives EDAWN Award

2016-10-18T17:08:29+00:00 October 18th, 2016|

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) presented Drone America with the Small Company of the Year award at the 5th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards in Reno, Nevada. The award celebrates exemplary performance in sustainability, manufacturing, innovation, and community participation as well as an overall contribution to the region and State. This is the [...]