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Lockheed’s Firefighting Robo-Copter Gets Closer to Service

Lockheed Martin has again demonstrated its autonomous, water-dropping, firefighting helicopter.

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Seattle City Light spends $35K to remove drone stuck on power line for one week

As much as i hate to admit it, I’m starting to fell like there should be some licencing for recreational drone pilots. Stupid people are going to ruin it for everyone.

Removing a drone from high-voltage power lines above a group of houseboats is no easy task.

Source: Seattle City Light spends $35K to remove drone stuck on power line for one week – GeekWire

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Military’s Self-Flying Helicopter Gets Modded to Fight Wildfires

Anything that can be done to keep the birds in the air as much as possible during an emergency.

Earlier this month, Lockheed and Kaman took the K-MAX to an FAA drone test facility in upstate New York to demonstrate its capabilities for experts from the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service, the folks who manage much of the land that’s especially susceptible to wildfires.

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