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PAVING THE WAY: NATIONAL PEER EXCHANGE
ICYMI: The Utah Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration co-hosted a two-day interactive virtual peer exchange last week focused on the integration of innovative transportation technologies, including the use of Connected Automated Vehicles (CAV), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Subject-matter experts from every corner of the industry gathered to provide a glimpse into the future of these cutting-edge technologies. If you were unable to attend or missed a session, watch the recordings by clicking below. 
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A LONG, HOT AND DRY UTAH SUMMER
Drone video shot by FOX 13 Chief Photographer Aaron Kimbell, 2021.
It's no secret that it has been a long, hot and dry summer in Utah. The weekly drought reports issued by the Utah Department of Natural Resources explain the crisis currently facing the state's reservoirs during the historic drought. It's hard to believe it until you see it. 

In July, a drought report showed that the capacity for the state's major reservoirs was at just 59%. According to the report, 26 of the 42 largest reservoirs were below 55% of capacity. Watch as local news station Fox 13 captures visual drone footage to show what this looks like and how dire the situation really is.
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DRONE ATTACKS: LOCAL OP-ED ON INTERNATIONAL THREATS
There have been over 25 reported rocket and drone attacks in 2021 so far, with the latest including an attack on an Iraqi base housing U.S. troops. This particular strike was a part of a string of attacks on facilities in Iraq and Syria housing U.S. soldiers. This and many other examples show a clear threat to U.S. troops overseas.

Fortem Technologies, a Utah-based defense contractor, has been working with the Department of Defense to address these threats by developing a system to capture dangerous drones and securely bring them to the ground. Read this op-ed by Fortem Tech CEO Timothy Bean to learn more about their SkyDome System and how it can help overseas.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
FAA UAS Symposium
September 14-15 (Episode IV)

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Utah Aeronautics Conference
May 9-11
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ABOUT DESERET UAS
Deseret UAS is a non-profit corporation created jointly by Tooele and Box Elder Counties, in close partnership with Ogden City. As the premier organization in Utah dedicated to UAM, Deseret UAS provides unparalleled access to several large flight test ranges with miles of wide-open land and air. We offer active commercial UAS/UAM flight test ranges, foster applied research, and provide a centralized source of information on UAM in Utah.
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