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Navy Commissions First UAS-Focused Test Squadron

The U.S. Navy has designated a new squadron tasked to test and evaluate unmanned aircraft systems for the service branch and the U.S. Marine Corps, with Cmdr. Matthew Densing serving as leader. 

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FBI Director Warns Senate of Threat Posed by Drones

FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that vulnerable targets in the U.S. could be attacked with the use of drones, Reuters reported Wednesday. Wray told legislators during a Senate committee hearing on Oct. 10 that such an attack is possible because drones can be purchased and operated easily.

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: FAA Reauthorization Would Help Government Regulate Drone Usage

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement that the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 would increase the government's capacity to protect U.S. citizens from drone-induced threats. She highlighted that existing regulations constrained the Department of Homeland Security's jurisdiction to address drone threats prior to the bill's passing, the DHS said Thursday.
 

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Trump Administration Supports Bill to Prevent UAS Threats

The Trump administration has expressed support for a Senate bill that would authorize the departments of Homeland Security and Justice to develop, test and deploy technology aimed at countering unmanned aircraft systems that pose safety risks to the public. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 also proposes measures to further commercial …

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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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DARPA Tests Multi-UAS Hard Dock, Recovery System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a hard dock and recovery system as part of a program that aims to demonstrate an airborne platform to launch and recover multiple unmanned aerial systems. DARPA said Wednesday the separation and captive flight tests occurred at Yuma Proving Ground and marked a …

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Report: DOT Selects 10 Drone Test Program Winners

The Transportation Department is set to announce Wednesday the 10 winning local, tribal and state government agencies of a pilot program that will allow them to test unmanned aerial systems through partnerships with technology companies, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sources said Apple, Intel, Amazon, Airbus and Qualcomm are among the companies …

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