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AUVSI XPONENTIAL

  • Date:
    May 8-11, 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, TX USA
  • At Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center
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FAA Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

FAA Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Nevada-Reno 1664 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV. 89557
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017

  • Date:
    May 8-11, 2017
  • Time:
    All day
  • Location:
    Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, TX.
CES 2017

CES 2017

  • Date:
    January 5-8, 2017
  • Time:
    All day
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, NV.
Latest News
DRI unmanned cloud-seeding realizes beyond visual line of sight. Research team records longest unmanned, cross-country flight in Nevada history

DRI unmanned cloud-seeding realizes beyond visual line of sight

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 – A Desert Oasis For Testing Big UAS

Mesquite, Nevada - A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS

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.

Can drones make it rain? Nevada officials upbeat on cloud-seeding prospects

Can drones make it rain? Nevada officials upbeat on cloud-seeding prospects

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.