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NASA Testing Drone Traffic Management Tool in Las Vegas, Texas

NASA expects to perform a series of small unmanned aircraft system demonstrations in Texas and Las Vegas to validate a traffic management tool's operational capacity. The agency said Tuesday it will deploy unmanned aircraft units within Corpus Christi, Texas and Reno, Nevada to showcase the UAS Traffic Management platform's drone traffic management functions in urban areas.

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Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy Expounds on Futures Command Location

Ryan McCarthy, undersecretary of the U.S. Army, has explained further details on the Futures Command headquarters location in Austin, Texas. McCarthy and a tasked team visited the cities of Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia before ultimately deciding on Austin as home of the Futures Command, the Defense Department reported Friday. The …

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FAA Authorizes Drone Operators to Aid Hurricane Damage Assessments

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized 43 unmanned aircraft system operators as of Thursday morning to support damage assessments or provide media coverage related to Hurricane Harvey response operations in Houston. FAA said Thursday the UAS permits cover federal, state and local government efforts to assess homes, critical infrastructure and establishments hit …

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