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CNN buys NZ-made Altus drone for aerial news-gathering trial

Jonathan Underhill
Tue, 29 Sep 2015

By Jonathan Underhill Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Time Warner's CNN news channel has bought an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Napier-based Altus Unmanned Aerial Solutions as part of a trial of aerial news gathering under a US Federal Aviation Administration programme. CNN is one of three 'Pathfinder' organisations selected by the FAA to evaluate the functionality and safety of UAVs. It acquired a Delta X8 from Altus after a meeting in May. Altus will provide technology and support, while existing partner Blue Chip Unmanned Aerial Soluti...

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