Wednesday, December 4, 2013

UAV startup sees opportunities

NEW ORLEANS -- Amazon got a lot of attention when it said it may one day deliver packages by drone, and while there are a lot of hurdles, at least one drone maker thinks the attention will help. Charles Easterling, CEO of Crescent Unmanned Systems, co-founded the drone startup company in 2010. Crescent Unmanned Systems, based in the Michoud Assembly Facility, plans to finish developing its drone at testing grounds in Utah this month. Called Bravo 300, the unmanned aerial system is designed to carry surveillance cameras and is being marketed to police departments and the military. But recently Easterling started getting calls about potential commercial uses, and that's likely to continue because of the buzz over Amazon deliveries. (Source:, 12/03/13)