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NNSA Deploys Counter-UAS System at Los Alamos Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration to field a technology platform designed to counter unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. LLNL said Thursday it implemented a government-authorized system using legal authority under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to protect the …

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Senior Researcher Craig Robin Talks Army Laser Weapon Devt Efforts

Craig Robin, senior research scientist for directed energy applications at the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command, has said that the command seeks ways to use high energy lasers to disrupt targets such as unmanned aircraft, rockets, artillery and mortar, C4ISRNET reported Monday. Robin told the publication that there is “an overall …

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Army, Marines Collaborate to Develop 3D-Printed Drone Tech

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have partnered to develop unmanned aircraft systems with the use of three-dimensional printing technology. Eric Spero of the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate leads a team pursuing the UAS development project at Fort Benning in Georgia, the service branch said Friday. ARL researchers and …

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Lawmakers Urge FAA to Address UAS Security Risks

House lawmakers have called on the Federal Aviation Administration to implement measures to help mitigate security risks from unmanned aircraft systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) said at a Wednesday hearing of the House Transportation Committee’s aviation subcommittee that UAS platforms should be installed with remote detection and identification systems. Earl …

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Report: Proposed NDAA to Reinstate FAA Drone Registration Rule

The fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would restore Federal Aviation Administration rules on the registration of small, model-aircraft-sized drones, FCW reported Friday. FAA previously implemented an online registration requirement for commercial and recreational drone operators who use unmanned aircraft systems that weigh less than 55 pounds and …

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Transportation Dept to Launch Pilot Program for UAS Integration in the Natl Airspace

President Donald Trump has directed Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to launch a program that will assess and validate operations for unmanned aircraft systems alongside state and local governments in select areas. The Transportation Department‘s UAS Integration Pilot Program will look to streamline and address challenges related to integrating drones into …

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Inspector General: NASA Should Improve UAS Asset Management

NASA‘s office of inspector general has called on the agency to improve the implementation of policy on unmanned aircraft systems acquisition and management. The OIG said in a report published Monday that NASA centers inadequately implemented agency policy on UAS procurement and inventory tracking, which has resulted to unauthorized drone …

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