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DEC’s Drones Monitor Invasive Species

DEC has deployed a a fleet of 22 drones across the state to enhance the state’s environmental management, conservation and emergency response efforts. The drones are equipped with both standard and thermal infrared cameras and can legally fly at heights below 400 feet. Each drone is operated by a human pilot that can control the vehicle with a remote control from the ground and at a distances of up to three miles.

Take a look at the following video:

For more information, visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111479.html