Tag Archives: UAS

FAA Issues Updated List of Potential UAS Sighting Reports

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an updated list of potential encounters of air traffic controllers, pilots and law enforcement personnel with unmanned aerial systems from February to September 2016. FAA said in a news release published Thursday it received 1,274 reports of possible UAS sightings between February and September …

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GAO: CBP Should Update Guidance on UAS, Aerostat Mission Data Collection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to implement training efforts and update its guidance on collection of mission data associated with the use of Predator B unmanned aircraft systems. CBP should work to update its processes for data collection related to aerostat asset assists and record coordination procedures …

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Naval Station Mayport to Be MQ-4C Triton’s East Coast Base

The U.S. Navy has chosen Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida, as the East Coast Forward Operating Base for the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. The military service said Wednesday NS Mayport will serve as a permanent duty station of approximately 400 MQ-4C Triton UAS personnel as well as support the …

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Marines Test New Small Unmanned Aerial ISR Platform

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Task Force Southwest has demonstrated a new small unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions during a flight test held at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Instant Eye UAS works to capture imagery of battlespaces, perform reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on selected targets, …

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GAO: Air Force, Army Should Modify Human Capital Planning Strategies to Address UAS Pilot Shortage

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army modify the service branches’ respective human capital planning strategies to address unmanned aerial system pilot shortages and training shortfalls. GAO said in a report published Tuesday both service branches should also evaluate workforce mixes for UAS pilot positions as …

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CBP Air and Marine Operations Unit Deploys Predator B UAS for Texas Border Security Mission

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Air and Marine Operations component has deployed an unmanned aircraft system to San Angelo, Texas, to help AMO personnel monitor border security in the state. CBP said Tuesday that the AMO deployment of General Atomics-built Predator B drone will utilize an existing AMO operating location and support the agency’s border …

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FAA: California Records Highest Number of Unauthorized Drone Incidents Among US States

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that California had the most number of reported unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems incidents among U.S. states from October 2015 to September 2016. California accounted for 21 percent out of approximately 1,744 disclosed UAS encounters nationwide, according to a California State Threat Assessment Center joint public safety bulletin posted Nov. …

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Air Force, Ohio Plan Joint Investment in UAS Research Equipment

The U.S. Air Force and the state of Ohio plan to deploy research equipment worth $5 million at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in a bid to secure Federal Aviation Administration approval for unmanned aircraft use beyond a pilot’s line of sight, Springfield News-Sun reported Thursday. Allison Wichie writes Art Huber, director of operations at …

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