Tag Archives: UAS

Angela Simpson: NTIA Unveils Best Practices for Commercial, Private Use of Drones

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released a document that lists five voluntary best practices for the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems. Angela Simpson, deputy assistant secretary for communications and information at NTIA, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that NTIA collaborated with industry, trade …

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FAA’s Michael Huerta Unveils New Drone Advisory Committee, Schools’ Exemption on UAS Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration will form a broad-based drone advisory committee to provide insights on unmanned aircraft system integration challenges. The FAA said Wednesday that the committee will act as a long-term spinoff of the stakeholder-based and temporary UAS registration task force and micro-UAS aviation rulemaking committee. “Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve …

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Army Demos Air Defense System Against UAS, Cruise Missile Threats

The U.S. Army has tested its new air defense system that will work to protect soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft systems and artillery weapons once it becomes fully developed. The Army said Monday the Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept — a joint project of the service branch’s Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project …

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NASA Conducts Multi-Site Drone Traffic Mgmt Platform Test

NASA was scheduled Monday to demonstrate unmanned aircraft systems at six Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAS test sites across the U.S. as part of a coordinated test for NASA’s traffic management research platform. The space agency said Monday its Ames Research Center would fly up to four drones at each location and monitor the flights from a remote location …

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