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FAA’s New Committee to Establish Standards for UAV Tracking

The Federal Aviation Administration will establish a new aviation rule-making committee tasked to develop standards on how to identify and track unmanned aerial vehicles. FAA said Wednesday that panel will consist of stakeholders from the aviation community, unmanned aircraft industry, industry member organization, researchers and standards groups. The committee will help …

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NASA Publishes Updated Catalog of Free Software Products

NASA has published the third edition of a catalog that lists free software products designed for various technical applications. The agency said Wednesday the 2017-2018 software catalog includes contributions from NASA centers on data processing and storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. Some software products include codes for drones and …

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Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and …

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Katrina McFarland: Commercial Drone Proliferation Presents New Defense Challenges

Katrina McFarland, acting acquisition chief for the U.S. Army, has pointed to the proliferation of commercial unmanned systems as a global trend for the service branch to watch, C4ISRNet reported Monday. McFarland told the publication one challenge in the counter-UAS area is how to identify friendly versus hostile drones and how to protect military assets such …

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Rear Adm. Robert Girrier: Navy to Utilize Drones in Transition to Human-Assisted Systems

Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, U.S. Navy unmanned warfare systems director, has said the service branch plans to utilize integrated drones that can relay data to humans in a C2 function to aid decision-making efforts, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the concept would have an human overseer of C2 functions utilize groups of underwater drones …

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WSJ: FAA Gives First-Ever Nighttime Drone Operation Approval to Industrial Skyworks

The Federal Aviation Administration has given its first-ever approval for nighttime small commercial drone operations to Industrial Skyworks for inspections of buildings and roofs in order to detect potential structural issues, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes the FAA handed down its decision weeks before industry observers expect the agency to issue …

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Reuters: Interagency Tech R&D Project Aims to Curb Unauthorized Drone Operations

Several federal agencies have partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to build technologies for monitoring unauthorized commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Thursday. David Morgan writes the Federal Aviation Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security launched the interagency technology development project to stop …

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