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AUVSI 2017: Exploring the polar bare necessities (video)

11th May 2017 - 17:08 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Dallas

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Northrop Grumman, known for its large military UAVs, has developed a UAV in conjuction with the San Diego Zoo to monitor Polar Bears in the Arctic region.

Team Polar Eye has successfully flown two missions in Churchil, Canada, to gather data of the animal's activities.

Leading the team, Charlie Welch, applied research engineer at Northrop, told Shephard the next stage of the project is to develop a mark two version of the platform with a view to flying again later in 2017.

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