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SWARMING WITH DRONES GREAT HAPPENINGS AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY Air Force Academy cadets are stepping into the forefront of modern warfare with "We are really in the Wright Brothers era of unmanned aerial systems," said Col. the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) Eduardo Defendini, director of the Air Force Academy UAS Center. "New and exciting (UAV) in surveillance and combat situations. aircraft shapes, sensor technology and even artificial technology capabilities are The cadets are tapping into this expanding emerging from industry that will play a big role in how we execute future multi-domain technology and unmanned aerial vehicles field of research through the Academy's Unmanned Aerial Systems Center. operations." The center received a major boost with a generous gift from Paul Rossetti "70, a supporting director on the Air Force Academy Foundation's board of directors. Rossetti's gift gave rise to the creation of the Academy's Model Engineering Club and on complex tasks. Drone Racing Team. Cadets in the remotely piloted aircraft squadron gain insights into what a career as a rated Air Force officer would entail, from hands-on experience flying aircraft to mission planning and training junior cadets Within four months, the team qualified to participate in the Collegiate Drone Racing Championship at the University of North "We are exposing the cadets to these emerging technologies and challenging them to consider how they would be fielded in a dynamic setting," Defendini said. Dakota. Visit usafa.edu to learn more about Drone technology is still in the early stages of development. the impact cadets are having on our community and the U.S. Air Force. This sponsored feature provided through a joint venture between: AIR FORCE ACADEMY FOUNDATI ON THE COLORADO THIRTY GROUP SWARMING WITH DRONES GREAT HAPPENINGS AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY Air Force Academy cadets are stepping into the forefront of modern warfare with "We are really in the Wright Brothers era of unmanned aerial systems," said Col. the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) Eduardo Defendini, director of the Air Force Academy UAS Center. "New and exciting (UAV) in surveillance and combat situations. aircraft shapes, sensor technology and even artificial technology capabilities are The cadets are tapping into this expanding emerging from industry that will play a big role in how we execute future multi-domain technology and unmanned aerial vehicles field of research through the Academy's Unmanned Aerial Systems Center. operations." The center received a major boost with a generous gift from Paul Rossetti "70, a supporting director on the Air Force Academy Foundation's board of directors. Rossetti's gift gave rise to the creation of the Academy's Model Engineering Club and on complex tasks. Drone Racing Team. Cadets in the remotely piloted aircraft squadron gain insights into what a career as a rated Air Force officer would entail, from hands-on experience flying aircraft to mission planning and training junior cadets Within four months, the team qualified to participate in the Collegiate Drone Racing Championship at the University of North "We are exposing the cadets to these emerging technologies and challenging them to consider how they would be fielded in a dynamic setting," Defendini said. Dakota. Visit usafa.edu to learn more about Drone technology is still in the early stages of development. the impact cadets are having on our community and the U.S. Air Force. This sponsored feature provided through a joint venture between: AIR FORCE ACADEMY FOUNDATI ON THE COLORADO THIRTY GROUP

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