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LATITUDE AWARDED NOAA PHASE II SBIR
May 24, 2018

Latitude received a Phase II SBIR award from NOAA to continue development of the HQ-55 unmanned aircraft. The HQ-55 is intended to maximize the available payload and endurance in a VTOL vehicle under the Part 107 55lb weight limit. Goals of the Phase II project include completion of production engineering, testing aboard NOAA science vessels,…

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HQ AT XPONENTIAL AND SOFIC
May 23, 2018

Latitude and HQ technology was well represented at AUVSI’s Xponential 2018 and SOFIC in May.  In addition to our partners showing various HQ capabilities, Latitude displayed for the first time in public the HQ-55, a new UAV which maximizes payload and endurance in a VTOL, under-55lb, part 107 capable aircraft.

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HQ-40 FEATURED IN DRONE DELIVERY ARTICLE
March 12, 2018

Latitude’s HQ technology and our work with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s drone program was featured in an NPR article discussing how medical support may drive the adoption of drone delivery services.

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HQ-55 FIRST FLIGHT
December 19, 2017

Latitude Engineering successfully flew its newest airframe, the HQ-55, completing a Phase 1 NOAA SBIR. The Part 107 compliant aircraft flawlessly preformed multiple auto-hovers and a short flight on December 12, 2017. Phase II is expected to entail refinement of the design, and testing of the automated launch and recovery from a moving ship. This…

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LATITUDE IN THE NEWS
November 30, 2017

  NOV 20 – WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Latitude and EagleEye Intelligence were recently recognized by WPTV News. With EagleEye’s support, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is deploying HQ aircraft for search and rescue.

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DRONES IN SERVICE: OILFIELD TRANSFORMATION FROM ABOVE
November 14, 2017

By Patrick C. Miller October 25, 2017 – The unmanned systems branch of Textron Systems—a major defense contractor that also manufactures Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopters and Hawker civil aircraft—has been flying its Aerosonde UAS for oil and gas operations for the past five years in the Middle East. The company has also done work in North…

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DRONES CAN SAVE LIVES
October 30, 2017

A recent article by Forbes highlights HQ Technology’s potential to serve the public through medical and emergency services.

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STUDY SETS NEW DISTANCE RECORD FOR DRONE TRANSPORT
July 11, 2017

OCTOBER 7, 2016 – FLORENCE, AZ – Medical samples transported 160+ miles by unmanned aircraft under temperature control in Arizona desert. Medical drone delivery records were set by Johns Hopkins researchers as they successfully transported human blood samples across 161 miles of desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, the on-board payload system maintained conditions, such as temperature,…

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DUSK FLIGHT
May 30, 2017

MAY 30 – UNITED STATES – Latitude Engineering’s HQ-60B, operating under an experimental certificate and COA, conducts a test flight at dusk, gaining flight time and exercising the necessary components of the system for future BVLOS flights.

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