Date:May 8-11, 2017
Location:Dallas, TX USA
At Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center
Reno, Nev. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Research team records longest unmanned, cross-country flight in Nevada history. Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team today realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West.
Mesquite, Nevada, Feb. 15, 2017: 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 applications and for hobbyist, but there is also a growing demand for larger aircraft that carry larger payloads, fly higher altitudes and travel greater distances. To date, this is the largest UAS platform over 55 lbs. that NIAS has flown in Nevada reflecting the opportunity Nevada offers to companies that have big commercial UAS platforms destined for military, government, or commercial purposes.
By NICOLE RAZ LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Local drone officials say they expect to make major strides with cloud-seeding operations within the next few weeks.