disaster response

10:32 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Drones Show Potential Use in Disaster Response

PSI's Instant Eye UAV hovers over the ground at Camp Roberts.
Credit Krista Almanzan

The FAA recently approved permits for the first commercial use of drones.  So later this summer, two drones will be used to survey ice floes and migrating whales in the Artic; as well as, support emergency response crews monitoring oil spills.  The potential use of drones beyond the battlefield was made clear this week at an event hosted by the Naval Post Graduate School

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