University of Alaska deploys fleet of drones for research

08/20/2009 | Anchorage Press (Alaska), The

The University of Alaska-Fairbanks deploys unmanned aircraft to map wildfires, take a census of seals and monitor other projects. The university maintains a fleet of four ScanEagle drones, which contain GPS navigation and are piloted through remote control. The ScanEagle flies between 40 and 70 miles per hour and weighs about 40 pounds.

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