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State makes smart push for drones

Just how much influence does Colorado have at the national level? We apparently are on the verge of finding out. As was brought up here last month, a nationwide frenzy has erupted over plans by the federal government to create six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (or, as they’re commonly called, drones) across the… Continue Reading State makes smart push for drones

UAV market should take off by 2015

When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and… Continue Reading UAV market should take off by 2015

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The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC has joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Front Range Airport, which is south of Denver International Airport, is the suggested location for the testing site. Brian Binn, president of military affairs… Continue Reading Springs, Denver team to attract drone-testing program

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