Drone Maker AeroVironment Revenue Climbs

Drone Maker AeroVironment Revenue Climbs

by By CASSANDRA JARAMILLO Drone maker AeroVironment Inc. saw revenue rise sharply, buoyed by increased sales of its unmanned aircrafts, though profit declined as the company boosted its spending in research and development. Shares of AeroVironment rose 3.9% to $27.10 in after-hours trading as the company’s results handily topped Wall Street estimates. AeroVironment makes drones and rechargeable-battery technology for electric vehicles. The company, founded in 1981, traces its roots to […]

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Dutch Government successfully uses Aerialtronics drones to control traffic

Dutch Government successfully uses Aerialtronics drones to control traffic

by Altura Zenith used to monitor traffic and provide real-time information at the Concert at Sea in Zeeland for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment used three Altura Zenith ATX 8 drones to monitor the traffic leading to and from the Concert at Sea festival in Zeeland. The drones monitored an area of 30 square kilometres and were supported with a strong […]

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Man comes forward after woman knocked out by drone

Man comes forward after woman knocked out by drone

by By Kevin Rawlinson BBC News A man suspected of piloting a drone that knocked a woman unconscious in the US has come forward, police have said. The woman was hit on the head by the device after it crashed into a building and fell on to her. Detectives are investigating the case, which happened at a gay pride parade in Seattle on Sunday. The incident is the latest in […]

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Drones cleared for takeoff in Virginia, but law enforcement agencies aren’t ready

Drones cleared for takeoff in Virginia, but law enforcement agencies aren’t ready

by Virginia law enforcement agencies can begin using drones, but don’t expect the skies to be filled with police-piloted quadcopters just yet. The few agencies that own unmanned aircraft systems said they weren’t ready to put the technology to use as the state’s 2013 moratorium on drones ended at midnight Tuesday. Officers are still refining piloting skills and learning about legal implications — the laws require police to obtain search […]

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