In the Media 2017-08-20T21:36:12+00:00

In the Media

25May, 2018

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

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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 [...]

11Apr, 2018

Drones help with fire and flood mapping

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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 [...]

27Mar, 2018

NASA UTM Program Completes TCL 3 Testing

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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 [...]

11Mar, 2018

Drone Technology To Be Used By The Reno Fire Department

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Following a very active fire season, drones are one of the new forms of technology the Reno Fire Department will be using on the fire lines. The drones can deliver medical supplies, AD kits and [...]

6Mar, 2018

Kongsberg Geospatial and Drone America | Airspace Awareness

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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 [...]

7Feb, 2018

KOLO 8 News – Drones Help Fight Fires

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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 [...]

28Mar, 2017

KOLO 8 News – Drone America, Made in Nevada

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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 [...]

22Feb, 2017

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

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery

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) [...]

16Feb, 2017

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

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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 [...]

16May, 2016

World’s first successful unmanned fixed-wing cloud-seeding test

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RENO – For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under the state’s FAA [...]

18Feb, 2015

Channel 4: FAA proposed regulations promote safety

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Drone America was interviewed by local news station KRNV NEWS 4 for a story concerning the new Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposal to potential limit small UAV's by weight, altitude and certification to name a few. [...]

18Dec, 2014

KOLO 8: Cops Partner With Drone Maker

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Local news station KOLO 8 covered Drone America and local law enforcement agencies perusing to get a regional program passed to use UAVs for Search and Rescue and emergency response missions in the area. FULL [...]

1Mar, 2014

RGJ Blog: Aerospace industry expected to be key force in Northern Nevada’s future

March 1st, 2014|Comments Off on RGJ Blog: Aerospace industry expected to be key force in Northern Nevada’s future

The Reno Gazette-Journal wrote about the Aerospace industry's potential impact on Nevada local economy after an FAA decision to have Nevada host a test site. Mike Richards President and CEO of Drone America was interviewed [...]

19Dec, 2013

NPR: FAA to pick drone sites

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Mike Richards, President and CEO of Drone America , was interviewed for an NPR story (via KUNR). The story encompasses the FAA deciding on several test sites in the U.S. NPR Story  

8Dec, 2013

LVRJ:Nevada Gov. visits Drone America

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal was one of several media outlets that visited Drone America to cover a visit by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Governor Brian Sandoval toured the Reno-based company, talking about potential applications with [...]