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What a UAS Actually Is and Does

In the past an aircraft was just called an ‘aircraft’, without the qualifiers ‘manned’ or ‘unmanned’ since the ‘manned’ version was the only option. Of course, the unmanned ones have been around nearly as long as the aircraft designed for travel or transportation, but they were previously flown by the military – the warlords called them ‘drones’ – or model airplane enthusiasts. With the emergence of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) came the need to distinguish ‘manned’ from ‘unmanned’, so today we have UASs versus MASs. 
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GerMAP Launches New Aerial Mapping UAV

G170-V, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is the latest UAV German-based GerMAP has... (read more)
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Peter Cosyn co-founded Gatewing in 2012. The start-up company’s X100 fixed-wing UAS soon attracted interest from Trimble, which acquired the company in 2012. In this interview with GIM International, Peter provides insights into the company’s evolution and shares his thoughts on the future.
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UAS / UAV Regulations

Federal Aviation Administration logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) in today’s American aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. (read more)

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