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LATITUDE IN THE NEWS
November 30, 2017

  NOV 20 – WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Latitude was recently recognized by WPTV News. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is deploying Latitude HQ aircraft for search and rescue.

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DRONES IN SERVICE: OILFIELD TRANSFORMATION FROM ABOVE
November 14, 2017

By Patrick C. Miller October 25, 2017 – The unmanned systems branch of Textron Systems—a major defense contractor that also manufactures Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopters and Hawker civil aircraft—has been flying its Aerosonde UAS for oil and gas operations for the past five years in the Middle East. The company has also done work in North…

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STUDY SETS NEW DISTANCE RECORD FOR DRONE TRANSPORT
July 11, 2017

OCTOBER 7, 2016 – FLORENCE, AZ – Medical samples transported 160+ miles by unmanned aircraft under temperature control in Arizona desert. Medical drone delivery records were set by Johns Hopkins researchers as they successfully transported human blood samples across 161 miles of desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, the on-board payload system maintained conditions, such as temperature,…

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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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