Tag Archives: UAS

Army, Marine Corps Demo 3D-Printed Small UAS

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have tested a remote-controlled small unmanned aerial system that was manufactured through the use of three-dimensional printing technology. USMC said Tuesday the Army Research Laboratory brought together Marines from various military occupational specialties to demonstrate the functionality of the SUAS platform. The test occurred at Camp Lejeune in …

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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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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions. CBP said Thursday it will test-fly the Puma, Raven and InstantEye Quadcopter UAS platforms in …

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Report: UN Agency Proposes Single Worldwide UAS Registry

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization has proposed to establish a single platform for unmanned aircraft system owners and operators to register their drones, Reuters reported Saturday. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau, told Reuters the suggested the creation of a global drone registry in response to concerns …

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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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James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs, Defense News reported. Mattis told reporters Monday that a stopgap funding measure “creates unpredictability” and hampers DoD’s capacity to address new threats. “We cannot start new …

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