In an Industry First, Xcel Energy Flies a Drone BVLOS

Xcel Energy on September 12 launched a drone to inspect electric power lines near Fort St. Vrain Generating Station in Platteville, Colorado—marking the first flight by a U.S. utility beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) during ongoing inspections. Xcel on Wednesday launched a 35-pound drone that is equipped with two cameras, as local, state, and federal […]

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Using Drones to Increase Net Safety in the Utility Sector

Across the country, energy and utility companies are adopting and using drone technology to increase their business operations and improve overall safety of their workforces. Many companies are also discussing the risks and rewards of implementing new safety technology on job sites. With workplace fatalities in the transportation, warehousing, and utilities sectors comprising 17.3% of […]

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Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it, in what the military called a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty.”

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WATCH: Drone footage shows extent of destruction in Marawi — crisis committee

The Lanao del Sur crisis management council on Sunday released a seven-minute drone footage of Marawi in an effort to belie claims that the city had suffered massive damage due to military operations. In the footage, even the inner part of the city that remained the main battle area, the destruction was barely visible from […]

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US drone strike kills senior Qaeda leader — official

US drone strike kills senior Qaeda leader — official

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday.

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