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The AeroVironment Puma launch platform uses a slingshot to boost the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) into the air.

Drones Take Flight

Duke Energy examines the use of small unmanned aerial systems with advanced camera payloads.

Someone jokingly said a couple of years ago regarding the future of Amazon drone delivery: “After your first drone arrives, five others will arrive bearing items we think you might also like!” This was half a year before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the first use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), or drones, for commercial purposes. Soon many companies in the U.S. started exploring the possibility of using sUAS as part of their daily operations and filing

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