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News Article | February 15, 2017
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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xcel Energy announced today a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure. The agreement involves using unmanned aircraft systems to inspect more than 20,000 miles of Xcel Energy transmission lines in 10 states. The data collected from diverse climates, conditions and geographies will be used by the federal agency to secure the nation’s airspace now and in the future. “We’re proud to partner with the FAA to explore ways unmanned aircraft systems can enhance public safety while protecting the national grid and gas pipelines,” said Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s executive vice president and group president of operations. “Drone technology is already giving us better inspection data to efficiently and effectively monitor our systems, ensuring employee safety and improving reliability to better serve customers.” Among the goals of the “Partnership for Safety Plan,” is to shape future FAA policies for safe and routine beyond visual-line-of-sight operations to inspect the electrical grid. In 2017, Xcel Energy plans at least one beyond visual-line-of-sight mission using drone technology along transmission lines in a rural area. The FAA and Xcel Energy will plan and develop safety measures and evaluate outcomes. Xcel Energy has previously worked with the FAA to advance UAS guidelines for the energy sector. During the past three years, Xcel Energy has conducted more than a dozen outdoor missions using drone technology including a beyond visual-line-of-sight flight in 2016. Last year, Xcel Energy began a year-long research project in partnership with the state of North Dakota, the University of North Dakota and other partners to use drone technology to assess damage after severe weather events. The company is sharing its operational and safety data with the FAA and the Edison Electric Institute, an association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Learn more about Xcel Energy’s work here. Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


News Article | February 25, 2017
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Ventus Geospatial, a Southern Alberta based company, together with international partners, is set to make Canadian aviation history. On Friday, February 24th, Ventus Geospatial will conduct the first Transport Canada (TC) approved UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) test flight beyond a pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) in non-military airspace. This flight test will be conducted at the Foremost Centre for unmanned aerial system (UAS) test range in Foremost Alberta. During the test flight, Ventus Geospatial flew 2 UAS systems, the Aeryon Skyranger (Canada) quadcopter and the fixed wing plane UAS C-Astral Bramor (Slovenia). To date, all UAV’s flown in Canadian non-military airspace must be done so while in the pilot’s line of sight. “This historical event is the first step to take us beyond visual line of sight flights in Canada”, says Steve Myshak, President of Ventus Geospatial. “It will make geospatial work for pipeline, power line, and large area mapping much more cost effective and feasible for our clients and all Canadians. We’re proud to have earned the trust of Transport Canada’s to help make this happen”. About Ventus Geospatial Inc Ventus Geospatial is a Canadian based geomatics firm that utilizes some of the most innovative tools and approaches to help their clients better manage their land (ie. mines, pipelines, roads, and forests) and land based assets (ie. towers, buildings, structures, and facilities, etc).


BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PureTech Health plc (“PureTech” or the “Company”, LSE: PRTC), a cross-disciplinary biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Bharatt Chowrira, Ph.D., J.D., as the Company’s President and Chief of Business and Strategy. In this new role, Dr. Chowrira will work as a close partner to PureTech’s Chief Executive on strategy, corporate and business development, and value realization across PureTech Health’s pipeline. “We are thrilled to have Bharatt join PureTech Health and bring his diverse experience and deal-making track record to our team as we rapidly approach key value-driving milestones,” said Daphne Zohar, Chief Executive Officer of PureTech Health. “PureTech Health has an all-star team and an exciting, advanced pipeline which I believe has tremendous value. I look forward to working closely with Daphne and other members of this exceptional team and prestigious board to realize some of this value and raise the profile of the company with a broader group of investors and analysts. This is an exciting time to join one of the most innovative companies in healthcare and biotech,” Dr. Chowrira commented. Dr. Chowrira joins PureTech Health with more than two decades of experience in the biopharma industry, combining a unique blend of R&D, corporate development, operations, financing, public offering, M&A, legal, IP, and licensing expertise. Dr. Chowrira was most recently the President of Synlogic, a Cambridge, MA-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing synthetic microbiome-based therapeutics, where he oversaw and managed corporate and business development, alliance management, financial, HR, IP, and legal operations. Prior to joining Synlogic, Dr. Chowrira was the Chief Operating Officer of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in the spring of 2015 for $3.5 billion. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Addex Therapeutics, a biotechnology company publicly-traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Before that, he held various leadership and management positions at Nektar Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Sirna Therapeutics (acquired by Merck & Co. for $1.1 billion), and Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Chowrira also serves on the board of Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc. He has a J.D. from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, an M.S. in Molecular Biology from Illinois State University, and a B.S. in Microbiology from the UAS, Bangalore, India. About PureTech Health PureTech Health (PureTech Health plc, PRTC.L) is a cross-disciplinary biopharmaceutical company creating 21st century medicines that modulate the adaptive human systems. Our therapies target the immune, nervous, and gastro-intestinal systems by addressing the underlying pathophysiology of disease from a systems perspective rather than through a single receptor or pathway. We have multiple human proof-of-concept studies and pivotal or registration studies expected to read out in the next two years. PureTech Health’s rich and growing research and development pipeline has been developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading scientific experts who, along with PureTech's experienced team and board, analyze more than 650 scientific discoveries per year to identify and advance only the opportunities we believe hold the most promise for patients. This team and process place PureTech Health on the cutting edge of ground-breaking science and technological innovation and leads the Company between and beyond existing disciplines. For more information, visit www.puretechhealth.com or connect with us on Twitter. Forward Looking Statement This press release contains statements that are or may be forward-looking statements, including statements that relate to the company's future prospects, developments and strategies. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties described in the risk factors included in the regulatory filings for PureTech Health plc. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding the present and future business strategies of the company and the environment in which it will operate in the future. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as at the date of this press release. Except as required by law and regulatory requirements, neither the company nor any other party intends to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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Reno, Nev. (Feb. 16, 2017) - Nevada's unmanned cloud-seeding research team has realized another fundamental capability in their effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under Nevada UAS Test Sites Certificate of Authorization (COA) and led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) flight operations node, the Drone America Savant unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft reached an altitude of 1,500 feet and completed a one-hour BVLOS flight covering a total distance of 28 nautical miles on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding aircraft was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history. Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) describes an aviation event in which the unmanned aircraft flies autonomously over a long distance. Flight crew members control and track the aircraft in real-time using computer-aided controls, but the pilot is not capable of visually following the aircraft during flight with the naked eye. "We have now demonstrated without a doubt that our unmanned cloud seeding technology and capabilities can move beyond line of sight - a significant hurdle in this industry," said Adam Watts, Ph.D., principal investigator on the project and an assistant research professor at DRI. "Most importantly, we have done this safely and in following all FAA regulations and guidelines." For more than a year a DRI-led research team, supported by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development through the Knowledge Fund, has been working to develop an unmanned cloud seeding aircraft capable of helping communities address the ongoing impacts of drought and explore innovative solutions for natural-resource challenges such as augmenting regional water supplies. The research team combines more than 30 years of weather modification research and expertise at DRI with the proven experience in aerospace manufacturing and flight operations of Reno-based Drone America, and the industry leading unmanned aerial data services of Las Vegas-based AviSight. "Reaching this milestone allows us to now focus on higher altitude, longer distance flights; as well as the extreme challenges of flying our advanced unmanned fixed-wing aircraft in the harsh, icy weather that come with optimal winter cloud-seeding conditions," said Mike Richards, President and CEO of Drone America. The field operation was supported by multiple ground-based safety officials and visual observers. "Hawthorne offers an ideal location for BVLOS testing for both small and large UAS (greater than 55 pounds)," said Chris Walach, Ph.D., Director of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site. "And, when combined with the NASA tested BVLOS drone flights at one of the Nevada UAS Test Sites late last year, this again demonstrates Nevada's foremost capability to lead and support the nation's UAS industry and help advance BVLOS techniques and procedures that can eventually lead to safely integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace." For more information on DRI's unmanned cloud seeding project and UAS industry support visit - http://www. Additional photos and video available upon request. About the Desert Research Institute: DRI, the nonprofit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, is a world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people's lives throughout Nevada and the world. For more information about DRI please visit http://www. About Drone America: Drone America strives to be one of the World's Top Providers of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, high tech equipment and services. Our mission is to use UAS technologies as a means to survey, protect, and preserve human life and strategic resources around the Globe. For more information about Drone America please visit http://www. About AviSight: AviSight is an aerospace and remote sensing services company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our company employs Aerospace systems, Remote Sensing technology, Analytics, and Data Collection/Distribution systems for commercial and government clients. For more information about AviSight please visit http://www. About the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS): The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and FAA-designated Nevada Unmanned Aviation Test Site leads the growth of the Nevada Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Industry through business teaming relationships, collaborating with primary research institutions on UAS research and development, and enhancing the Nevada UAS Industry knowledge base to attract new and permanent business and create jobs in the State of Nevada. Learn more at http://www. .


News Article | February 15, 2017
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FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Logos Technologies and Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, are proud to announce the successful initial flight test of the Redkite wide-area sensor aboard the Integrator small tactical unmanned aircraft. Conducted early this month in Boardman, Ore., the test marks the first time a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system has been carried in the internal payload bay of a small UAS. “In the past, we’ve mounted podded versions of our lightweight WAMI systems to rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “Now, thanks to further reductions in weight, we can easily fit a Redkite inside a tactical unmanned platform, as demonstrated with our recent flights on the Insitu Integrator.” Despite its compact form, Redkite can image a city-sized area (over 12 square kilometers) all at once—detecting, tracking and recording all significant movers within the scene. It also stores up to eight hours of this geo-tagged mission data on onboard solid state drives (SSDs). While the WAMI sensor is flying, multiple users on the ground can select real-time and/or historical video feeds within its expansive coverage area and view them on desktop screens, tablets and other mobile devices. Redkite can transmit up to 10 unique views to hundreds of users at one time. “Insitu is pleased to collaborate with Logos to provide yet another way for our customers to get the critical information they need,” said Pete Kunz, chief technology officer for Insitu. “Integrator with Redkite enables an even broader set of missions to aid the warfighter in a complex operational environment.” In addition, the new sensor weight (under 30lbs) means that Redkite can potentially be integrated with even smaller unmanned aircraft in the future, notes Marion. Logos Technologies will be unveiling a full-size model of the new internal payload version of Redkite at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017, held February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. For more information on Logos Technologies and its WAMI solutions, please visit Stand 03-B29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Centre. Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. Learn more at www.logos-technologies.com.


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2017) - Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE:DVR)(CSE:DVR.CN) ("Deveron" or the "Company"), is pleased to report that the Company has completed over 500 commercial, incident free, drone flights in 2016, clearly establishing Deveron as North America's leading drone-based data provider to the agricultural industry. The Company is adding to its team in western Canada and will be able to provide drone data solutions throughout the 2017 grow season to customers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba - a potential market of 50 million acres. According to PwC, the commercial drone industry is reported to be $127 billion, with agriculture making up $32.4 billion. In addressing this market opportunity, Deveron is building a standardized constellation of drones and sensors to provide a scalable data solution to growers throughout North America. The Company continues to expand its on-demand data solution that can support the decision-making of companies which are integrating drone technology in precision agriculture. Deveron monetizes its drone data solution with multiple channels of customers, including crop protection and seed companies, agriculture retailers and cooperatives, independent agronomists and commercial size farm operators. The Company's focus is now to scale operations into new markets and continue to build relationships with leading companies in agriculture. "A lot of companies are talking about drones these days, but Deveron has been able to monetize collection of data. In 2016 Deveron collected close to 1,000,000 data points on farms across North America," Deveron CEO David MacMillan commented. "We expect that number to grow exponentially as we target the 50 million acres of farmland in western Canada. The growing applications for drones in agriculture is a trend we recognized early on and one we continue to be excited about as we scale our data offering with all of our collaborative customers." Deveron is an enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture, offering the opportunity to increase yields and reduce costs using sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Systems ("UAS" or "drones"), sensors, software and analytics. Deveron's drone data service network allows enterprise level customers to obtain on-demand, actionable data and eliminates technology and capital risks to the grower. The Company is building North America's largest standardized constellation of drones and sensors to provide access to on-demand, near real-time, farm level data. For more information and to join our community, please visit www.deveronuas.com. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that phrase under Canadian securities laws. Without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current views with respect to possible future events and conditions and, by their nature, are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the Company. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of agricultural commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in agriculture, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Additional information regarding the material factors and assumptions that were applied in making these forward looking statements as well as the various risks and uncertainties we face are described in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of our annual and interim Management's Discussion and Analysis of our financial results and other continuous disclosure documents and financial statements we file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update this forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. The Company relies on litigation protection for forward looking statements.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZMicro, a leader in rugged computing solutions, today announced the availability of its new Insight real-time video enhancement system. Insight is a rugged appliance designed to improve visual clarity in live video in ground control stations, airborne surveillance, and other ISR applications. ZMicro is showcasing its Insight product at AFCEA WEST 2017, February 21-23, at the San Diego Convention Center. Real-time video is a vital part of nearly all military operations and often the basis for life or death decisions. Virtually all military vehicles, including manned vessels such as fighter jets, trucks, and tanks, as well as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) capture live video for ISR. However, environmental factors such as poor lighting at dawn, dusk, nighttime, or adverse weather, including sandstorms often obscure important details. ZMicro’s Insight product enhances live video to reveal remarkable detail in degraded visual environments (DVE) where factors such as fog, rain, dust, smoke, underwater, low light, or bright light can limit visibility. “Because ISR video is so vitally important, military customers have been very excited about our image enhancement technology,” said Jason Wade, president of ZMicro. “In fact, there is a sort of wow-factor when they see the raw video and our enhanced video side-by-side. Customers told us they wanted a solution that they could drop into existing ISR operations. So, we designed the Insight rugged appliance for plug and play installation into any existing ISR architecture, for example, a ground control station.” The Insight system operates on the principle that the image sensors, such as cameras, can capture far more image information than can be perceived by the human eye. ZMicro’s patented algorithms use all the image information and automatically adjust contrast and color to improve visibility and highlight important details. The system uses a high performance heterogeneous multiprocessor architecture that ensures there is no discernable latency, i.e. less than a single frame time in processing real-time video. The Insight system enables users to adjust algorithmic settings, helping to hone in on specific areas of interest, or extract desired details. In addition to improving visual clarity in live video, ZMicro’s Insight system offers the ability to apply chroma-key overlays such as GPS data and supports H.264 decoding of IP video streams. It has intuitive controls for on the fly enhancement adjustments and includes a quick snapshot tool for saving JPEG images. The Insight system offers plug and play installation and can be used with existing video monitoring equipment. Complete product specifications are available on the Insight product page. ZMicro is accepting orders now for Insight systems with delivery Q2. For more information, including configuration options and pricing please contact at www.zmicro.com. For more than 20 years, ZMicro has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Today, ZMicro designs and manufacturers rugged computing solutions for military, medical, industrial and law enforcement applications. The company’s commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, high-performance computers and flexible storage systems. For more information, visit www.zmicro.com.


PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne SATCOM terminal for unmanned aircraft systems delivering exceptional throughput for its size. Tactical, long-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are commonly used to gather and send intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) information to ground stations in real time. Reliable, high-performance satellite communications are crucial for ensuring uninterrupted broadband connectivity in beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) missions. The newest in Gilat's field-proven family of unmanned aerial terminals, BlackRay 72Ka combines high performance and throughput with a minimal footprint. Weighing less than 5Kg. (11lbs.), the compact BlackRay 72Ka terminal is an ideal solution for even very small-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The miniature BlackRay 72Ka is specifically designed to operate with the new generation of Ka-band high throughput satellites (HTS), supporting outstanding data speeds of up to 2 Mbps for any IP-based voice, video or data BLoS application. This highly integrated terminal comprises best-of-breed VSAT technologies developed and manufactured by Gilat. The BlackRay 72Ka terminal provides full-duplex satellite communication, linking the UAS to its ground control station. The forward link provides command and control capabilities, while the return link transfers sensor data. "Gilat's unmanned SATCOM solutions enable customers to fully exploit the operational range of the UAS for both commercial and military applications," said Michael (Miki) Barak, VP Mobility Division, at Gilat. "Our new BlackRay 72Ka terminal addresses the tactical need for reduced size and weight, helping to increase mission effectiveness. The system's tiny dimensions enable BLOS operations for the smallest UAS platforms, with remarkable data speeds needed to support real-time downloads of high resolution images." Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC). Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gilat to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat's products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat's products, loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the Company's proprietary technology and risks associated with Gilat's international operations and its location in Israel. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with Gilat's business, reference is made to Gilat's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Representatives from Harris and North Dakota announced a partnership agreement today to create the first UAS network in the nation to provide a full range of aviation-grade services for safe and efficient UAS BVLOS operations. Representatives then conducted a UAS flight demonstration during Harris’ Tech Expo being held February 27-March 3 in Melbourne. Harris will partner with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to develop the network infrastructure system under a Research North Dakota grant awarded by the North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission. The grant includes the development of aviation-grade network services specifically for UAS operations. It is a continuation of a previous grant that included development and a risk and safety assessment of UAS detect-and-avoid technology. The UAS BVLOS network will be developed within the Grand Forks-to-Fargo corridor. Harris is working to create a regional infrastructure that is scalable to the whole state of North Dakota, and eventually to the entire U.S. Developing this high-performance networked infrastructure will help accelerate regulatory approval of BVLOS UAS operations. "The use of UAS for business operations – such as remotely monitoring power lines, farms, and rail tracks – represents the future for many organizations," said George Kirov, vice president and general manager, Commercial UAS Solutions, Harris Electronic Systems. "Harris is applying the same innovation and expertise that made us a leader in manned aircraft air traffic management solutions to integrate commercial UAS operations into the National Airspace System.” “By collaborating with the University of North Dakota and Harris, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site will have the opportunity to evaluate, develop, and implement a UAS network and airspace services,” said Nicholas Flom, executive director for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. “This network will create a real-world environment for users to develop, test and certify new products and services.” “North Dakota is committed to creating an environment where organizations like Harris Corporation, the University of North Dakota, and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site may pursue new and exciting opportunities with UAS,” said Brian Opp, manager, Aerospace Business Development, North Dakota Department of Commerce. Harris is looking to partner with end users, such as railroads and electric utility companies in the area, to create UAS test scenarios. As the project continues, Harris expects to test scenarios including railway inspection, roadway inspection, transmission line inspection, precision agriculture, public safety and emergency services, expanded flight operations, and more. Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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MESQUITE, Nev., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry includes a variety of aircraft and platforms necessary to accomplish a growing number of mission profiles and applications. There is a lot of interest in small (under 55 lbs.) platforms for commercial...

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