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What is the difference between a UAV and a UAS

What is the difference between a UAV and a UAS

UAV, SUAV, UAS – So many abbreviations!  Let us help make it simple! An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is what most people simply call a “Drone”. They are those fascinating hovering machines that are constantly evolving with new capabilities.  An SUAV is just a small drone – typically defined by the FAA as a vehicle under 55 pounds.  The “small” delineates something that will fit in a case or your car versus a Predator drone that is made by General Atomics for the US Air Force.
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Dashboard

Dashboard

In order to manage your drone fleet in an automated fashion, you need an easy “dashboard” to see where your drone is and what it is doing. We have simplified the pre-flight operations, deployment and retrieval of a drone. With the SkyOpz dashboard – all functions – regardless of how complicated, are reduced to one or more clicks of a computer mouse. We truly have revolutionized the management of an unmanned aerial system.

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FAA Compliance and Waivers

The unmanned aerial system (UAS) world is rapidly changing and the FAA is riding ahead of the wave by providing an ability for people to carefully use their drones in both urban and suburban areas. But, the process with which you can get this approval is difficult and confusing as there are many different ways in which to fly a drone with many different use cases. The process is referred to as “getting a waiver”. The application process to get a waiver starts with documenting all of the ways in which you will use the drone and what safety measures you will be taking. There are many different types of waivers you can get as part of the FAA Part 107 waiver process. SkyOpz simplifies the ability for first responders to deploy an automated drone enclosure and dispatching of drones by helping to complete the waiver process for you.

Seconds Matter

Seconds Matter

The automated deployment of a drone can save precious seconds of time in life or death situations. In reality though, our platform is not used daily to save lives but it does dramatically aid in the convenience of using a drone. There is a hyper-focus on the public perception of the police and fire departments. Everyone has a camera and a social media account and when responding to a scene; if an officer or firefighter takes time to setup and deploy the unmanned aerial system while there is active situation, it can be judged by the public unfavorably. The view can be taken that not all personnel are aiding in that scene. There are many actions that first responders are judged unfairly for and we feel we can help not only with public perception but we can aid where seconds matter…