Press Release

Press Release

Drone Demonstrations for First Responders to Take Place at Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) October 25th in Conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo

Drone Demonstrations for First Responders to Take Place at
Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) October 25th
in Conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo
Local and National Public Safety Experts to Gather October 25th

PORTLAND, MAINE & LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 17, 2017) – Drone demonstrations for first responders will take place in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo on October 25th at the Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range (HUVR). The HUVR is managed by the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site.  Local and national public safety experts will demonstrate drone use for a variety of scenarios.

The training is sponsored by Yuneec and Aeryon Labs, whose drones and systems will be used in the demonstrations.  Experts from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Metropolitan Las Vegas Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada State College, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Sundance Media Group will lead the training. The demonstrations are expected to draw 300 public safety officers from throughout the country, including state and local police officers and fire & rescue professionals.

Demonstrations include live-stream monitoring of an accident reconstruction, a search and rescue scenario, a high risk traffic stop, and a suspect pursuit.  Industry experts will walk the audience through simulated procedures and best practices detailing selected UAS solutions and data management systems. More information can be found here.  Questions can be directed to

The demonstration is available to registered attendees of Commercial UAV Expo and costs $50.00. Registration includes round-trip transportation from the Westgate Resort & Casino, the venue for the 2018 Commercial UAV Expo, as well as light refreshments. Registration is available here.

Members of the press are invited to watch the demonstrations and may inquire here.

About Commercial UAV Expo Americas
Commercial UAV Expo Americas, presented by Commercial UAV News, is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial drone market covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure; Aggregates & Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue (SAR).  The third annual Americas event is taking place October 24- 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. Commercial UAV Expo Europe launched in Brussels in June 2017 and will move to Amsterdam 10-12 April 2018. For more information, visit  and The events are organized Diversified Communications, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Europe, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.

About Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS)
On behalf of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, a non-profit corporation, leads the growth of the Nevada Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Industry through business teaming relationships, collaboration with primary research institutions, and helping enhance the UAS industry knowledge base in order to attract new and permanent business within the State of Nevada.

The Commercial UAV Event for:



Drone Delivery

Drone Delivery

Energy & Utilities

Forestry & Agriculture

Infrastructure & Transportation


Mining & Aggregates

Public Safety & Emergency Services


Surveying & Mapping


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