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MSU to lead major drone research project for US government

Mississippi State University officials say the school will lead a major research and development project involving drones. School officials say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security selected Mississippi as the new base of operations for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly known as drones. The proposal was developed by the Mississippi Partnership, led by MSU. School officials say the new ...

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KYLE WILLIAMS — Operating commercial drones in Mississippi, what you need to know

The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”), commonly known as drones, has become more prevalent for both recreation and business-related purposes. Nationally, many businesses, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, are using drones to provide a competitive advantage over their peers.  The first authorized use of drones for commercial purposes was by the oil industry, for its operations in ...

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UPDATE: State’s highest court refuses to rehear ‘at-will’ ruling

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday refused to rehear a case it decided March 24 in favor of a worker at the Aurora Flight Services Corp. plant in Columbus. Robert Swindol was fired by Aurora, which makes drones, because he kept a firearm locked in his vehicle parked at the plant, whose grounds were not fenced and ...

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Camp Shelby looks to future in cyberspace, drones

As Camp Shelby’s role as the National Guard’s largest mobilization center is winding down, its leaders are focusing now on a future in cyberspace and drones for the facility. Camp Shelby will be in the center of a research project just getting under way that will bring together the Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Homeland Security to figure ...

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Northrop completes first drone fuselage for Navy

MOSS POINT — Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has completed work in Moss Point on the first drone fuselage for the Navy, part of a multibillion-dollar contract. The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance program (BAMS) is the Navy’s version of the Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. Navy officials have said the unmanned drones will use one-tenth of the fuel and 25 ...

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