DEQ using drone technology to monitor the Louisiana skies

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UP AND AWAY: Jason Smith, who manages DEQ’s unmanned aircraft program, says drones—if software continues to improve—will play a vital role in the department’s monitoring and emergency response operations.  (Photo by Don Kadair)

Jason Smith has flown more than 60 missions with a single drone since the 2017 creation of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program. Along the way, he has …

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