February 1, 2013 -- The Aeryon Scout™ small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) played a vital role in a recent survery conducted by Idaho Power. Each year, Idaho Power, conducts surverys—typically with manned aircrafts—to ensure their projects are not harming the Chinook Salmon nests, a threatened species living in the Snake River. This was the first years UAS were used and as Phil Groves, Idaho Power fishereis biologist explains below, they were used to remove the risk pilots may face when conducting these types of surveys.
Aeryon Scout sUAS participates in Rx-CADRE, the largest and most complex wildland fire campaign carried out in the United States since the 1960's.
TheWorld.org discusses the civil applications and many uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, such as the Aeryon Scout™ including, crop and pesticide management in agriculture, delivering medical supplies to remote areas, emergency response and monitoring hundreds of miles of oil pipelines for potential leaks.
Ian McDonald, Vice President of Product Marketing, weighs-in about how UAVs are being used for a broad range of applications including civilian, military and commercial.
Aeryon Scout small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) model to be part of the 'Unconventional Thinking' exhibit and long term gallery.