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HQ-40 RECEIVES EXPERIMENTAL CERTIFICATION
June 2, 2016

PLAYAS, NEW MEXICO – June 02, 2016 – Latitude Engineering and BNSF Railway’s UAS Program, along with BNSF aviation consultants Padina Group and Bihrle Applied Research acquired FAA Experimental certification for two HQ-40 aircraft used in BNSF’s Pathfinder program (beyond line of sight UAS integration into the national airspace). The 10 month effort culminated at…

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LATITUDE JOINS L-3, TRILLIUM AND SILVUS AT JIFX
May 19, 2016

CAMP ROBERTS – MAY 9-13, 2016 – The Joint Interagency Field Experimentation Program (JIFX) — hosted by the Naval post graduate school at the California National Guard’s Camp Roberts — provides an environment to encourage and achieve innovation and collaboration between DoD, government agencies, various industries, and universities. Special Operations Forces (SOF), National Guard, and…

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LATITUDE ASSISTS TEXTRON IN HQ CONVERSION
April 30, 2016

Textron Systems Completes Hybrid Quadrotor Proof of Concept Integration on Aerosonde™ SUAS HUNT VALLEY, MD–(Marketwired – April 28, 2016) – Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the successful demonstration of the Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) enabled with Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology — allowing the system to take-off and land vertically to significantly…

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LATITUDE JOINS DRONECODE PROJECT
September 23, 2015

Latitude is a strong supporter of open source initiatives and has been an early contributor to the Dronecode Project—an open source, collaborative forum that brings together open source drone and robotics projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. One of the missions of Dronecode is to serve as a trusted and neutral…

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LATITUDE ATTENDS NASA UTM 2015 CONFERENCE
July 28, 2015

Safe and efficient access to the US National Air Space (NAS) is critical for the continued development of the UAS industry and its ability to serve the public good. Many beneficial civilian applications of UAS have been proposed, from goods delivery and infrastructure surveillance, to search and rescue, and agricultural monitoring. Currently, there is no established…

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HQ-60B TEST FLIGHTS
May 11, 2015

Latitude Engineering has conducted over 15 test flights of HQ-60B aircraft in the last month on two different airframes. The aircraft is the final version of the HQ-60 platform, which is designed for 12lbs of payload and > 15 hours of endurance. Two fuel injected engines are being evaluated for reliability and fuel economy during…

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JUMP 20 TEST FLIGHTS
January 9, 2015

Fort Hunter Liggett, CA. Latitude Engineering supports Arcturus UAV’s test flights of the JUMP 20(tm) with Hybrid Quadrotor technology. Several flights over two days culminated in final flights at full gross weight.

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HQ-60A TEST FLIGHTS
December 5, 2014

Tucson, AZ. Latitude Engineering conducted two test flights of the HQ-60A this week. The aircraft is a testbed for the HQ-60B, which is designed for 12lbs of payload and 15 hours of endurance, demonstrating the endurance achievable with the Hybrid Quadrotor concept.

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JUMP 15 DISPLAYED AT SEECAT
October 17, 2014

Tokyo, Japan. Hexadyne Corporation, representatives of Latitude’s Hybrid Quadrotor technology in Japan, displayed the Arcturus JUMP-15 at the Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism (SEECAT) show in Tokyo.

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HQ-40 TEST FLIGHTS
July 17, 2014

Florence, AZ. Latitude successfully demonstrates its Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology, performing the first completely autonomous flight test of the HQ-40. End-to-end flight operations are demonstrated, including vertical launch, transition to fixed wing flight, transition to hover, and landing. All segments of the flight are autonomous.

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