Textron’s Shadow UAS passes 1 million flight hours

Hunt Valley, Md. (UPI) Jul 7, 2016 Textron’s Shadow drone has surpassed 1 million total flight hours, becoming the only drone of its size to hit the milestone, the company announced Thursday. More than 85 percent of those hours occurred during combat operations, Textron said in a statement. Introduced in 1999, the Shadow has undergone various upgrades, including encrypted communications …

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MVCC launches small unmanned-aerial systems degree program

UTICA, N.Y. — Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has added a new degree program focused on small unmanned-aerial systems (sUAS), or drones. The school is offering the associate of applied science degree at its Utica campus beginning this fall.

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Drones cleared for agriculture takeoff

MAPLE VALLEY TWP. — It appears that Sanilac County-area farmers can now boldly go into the space above their farmland after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on June 21 finalized the first operational rules operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. read more

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Around Town for Jan. 22

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. T.J. Duffy to play variety of music. Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m …

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