AV in the News

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

It sounds like an almond grower’s magnificent dream: Instead of having people walking orchard blocks to make sure your trees are getting adequate irrigation, you just whip out your phone or tablet and chart a course for your drone. But if the scientists involved in a new project are correct, this is no dream. When growers wake up in the morning, they can draw up a flight plan and check various orchards — without ever leaving their front porch.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Inc. has partnered with Cal State Fresno in a year-long study to determine how imagery and analytics from drones could be used to help almond growers better manage their water use.

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Ag at Large

January 30, 2017

They won’t know until September, but California orchardists might find that their plots of trees look better from above than they do from ground up. Photos taken from unmanned drone aircraft will help them decide.

The drones are already circling above the orchards at Fresno State University, taking photos that university staff will analyze. The views are expected to show some features, both good and bad, that might be overlooked when inspecting tree conditions only from the ground. It’s another high tech application to California’s high production farming.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Area businesses will be able to add a new high-tech tool to their arsenals early next year.

That tool will come from AeroVironment a Southern California technology company that is set to release a new commercial drone next spring. Named Quantix, the drone will have a variety of commercial applications and is designed to assist businesses that focus on agriculture, energy and transportation.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment — the manufacturer of Army drones such as the Raven and Puma — unveiled a new tiny unmanned aircraft at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference this week in Washington, D.C. Known as the Snipe, the system weighs 130 grams, can loiter for 20 minutes and has a range of 1 kilometer. It also comes equipped with an electro-optic and infrared camera, said David Sharpin, vice president of UAS business development at AeroVironment’s unmanned aircraft systems division.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Kenyan Defense Force Military Intelligence Battalion members received basic training on assembly, disassembly, repair, and preventative maintenance for the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven as those topics relate to basic mission planning and advanced flight plans.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc. The Navy says that the small unmanned aircraft system is easily assembled and can be utilized from numerous platforms throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO).

Weighing approximately 14 pounds, the small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can provide more than three hours of flight time with a range of 15 kilometers and operating altitude of 500 feet. Equipped with an electro-optical and an infrared camera, the Puma can be manually operated or by GPS.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. If Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has his way, there will soon be a Base Realignment and Closure Commission process to reduce the Pentagon’s large overhead costs.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Tether Eye is a gently floating sentry, complete with its own little robot home.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Given AeroVironment’s reputation for quality and reliability, problems are very unlikely.   -> View More

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