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CNN Launches Newsgathering UAS

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 24, 2016
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CNN’s newsgathering UAS
CNN’s newsgathering UAS. Photo: CNN

[Avionics Today 08-24-2016] CNN has launched a newsgathering Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR). The designated UAS unit will have two full-time UAS operators to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms, along with Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner entities.

“CNN’s cutting-edge development of technology to enhance the way we tell stories is a part of our DNA,” said Terence Burke, senior vice president of National News at CNN. “We are proud to continue the tradition with CNN AIR, and to establish a unit that will expand our technological capabilities for newsgathering.”

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