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DUSK FLIGHT
May 30, 2017

MAY 30 – UNITED STATES – Latitude Engineering’s HQ-60B, operating under an experimental certificate and COA, conducts a test flight at dusk, gaining flight time and exercising the necessary components of the system for future BVLOS flights.

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LATITUDE IN THE NEWS
May 26, 2017

  MAY 26 – TUCSON, AZ – Latitude was recognized by KVOA as one of the local Tucson companies leading the way for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle industry. For full report go here  

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LATITUDE ENGINEERING ATTENDS 2017 AUVSI
May 26, 2017

MAY 8-11 – Dallas, TX- Technology innovations in unmanned vehicle systems have been racing ahead, but commercial applications have been held back by aviation and maritime regulations. That’s all changing. Recent unmanned-friendly legislation for commercial operations has thrown the UAV industry wide open, creating endless new opportunities. To manage this growth, industry leaders from the Association for…

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATES AEROSONDE HQ WITH VTOL CAPABILITY
November 22, 2016

By Patrick C. Miller OCTOBER 27 – Textron Systems has not only added vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) ability to its Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system (UAS), but can also fit the entire aircraft and ground control station into a single pickup. Earlier this month, the company completed a successful customer demonstration of the UAS—known as the…

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HQ-60B UTILIZED TO STUDY SEA-SURFACE MICROLAYER
November 10, 2016

NOVEMBER 10 – Latitude Engineering recently worked with Schmidt Ocean Institute on their research vessel, Falkor which has been sailing from Darwin in Northern Australia to the Island of Guam in the Western Pacific. The group has been utilizing Latitude’s HQ-60B airframe to study the sea-surface microlayer. After equipping the UAV with a payload suite including…

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS TOUTS HYBRID ‘AEROSONDE HQ’ SMALL DRONE
October 6, 2016

Article and photo by Bill Carey Textron Systems has at least one potential customer for a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) version of its Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system. The Aerosonde Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) adds four rotors to what is otherwise a catapult-launched fixed-wing aircraft.“Our customer has asked us for an estimate in terms of time…

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POPULAR SCIENCE COVERS HQ FLIGHT
September 29, 2016

By Kelsey Atherton – At 2:06 in the afternoon on August 9th, four propellers lifted an unusual drone into the sky. Exactly 22 hours, 29 minutes, and 38 seconds, the drone finally landed, settling back to earth at 12:39 P.M. on August 10th. It landed as the holder of a new record: the longest flight…

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BUFFETT’S 167-YEAR-OLD RAILROAD TESTS SKIES FOR THE DRONE AGE
August 30, 2016

by Thomas Black – Before some cutting-edge online retailer can use a drone to drop granola bars on your doorstep, a railroad born when Abe Lincoln was in Congress will first have to iron out the kinks. BNSF Railway Co. is flying drones as far as 150 miles (240 kilometers) along the New Mexico desert to inspect tracks,…

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HQ-60 SETS NEW STANDARD FOR TIME ALOFT
August 10, 2016

CAMP ROBERTS – AUGUST 9-10, 2016 – Latitude Engineering, with a team coordinated by L-3 Unmanned Systems, consisting of Power4Flight, Trillium Engineering, and Silvus Technologies, participated in the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation Program (JIFX). Hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School at the California National Guard’s Camp Roberts, JIFX provides an environment to encourage innovation and collaboration between DoD, government agencies, various industries, and universities.  Special Operations Forces, the National…

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LATITUDE PARTNERS WITH ROBOTIC SKIES FOR GLOBAL MAINTENANCE
July 29, 2016

JULY 28 – TUCSON, AZ, and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, –Latitude Engineering, LLC, and Robotic Skies, LLC  announced today that they have partnered to develop and implement a global maintenance plan for the Latitude Engineering line of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) products. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will provide warranty program and field support management for Latitude Engineering customers…

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