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AUVSI 2012: MLB goes vertical

8th August 2012 - 22:06 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas

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MLB is using the venue of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America to spotlight its recent development efforts on its new Vertical – Bat (V-Bat) UAV prototype platform.

According to company president Stephen Morris, the Silicon Valley-based company has been manufacturing complete UAV systems for the past 15 years, with its early efforts focused toward the commercial sector.

‘In 1997 – 1998 we wanted to make turnkey UAV systems to do precision agriculture,’ he explained. ‘And we were well on our way by 2001. Then, after the 9/11 attacks, the market shifted to military and we have had to find our

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