Tag Archives: UAS

Michael Huerta: FAA-Registered Drones Reach 180K

The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded nearly 180,000 unmanned aerial systems that registered with the agency since it launched the registration system in December, FCW reported Wednesday. Chase Gunter writes the FAA intends for the registration to help address issues around safety involving drones and passenger aircraft. “Simply put, registration …

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Timothy Bennett: DHS Eyes Drone Testing Program Consolidation

Timothy Bennett, a program manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, has said DHS plans to merge two testing initiatives for unmanned aerial systems in an effort to improve border protection, Inside Unmanned Systems reported. Dee Ann Divis writes Bennett said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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FAA Issues Drone Policy Guide for State, Local Regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a fact sheet to inform state and local government agencies of FAA’s proposed framework for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems, Fedscoop reported Friday. Alex Koma writes the FAA developed the guide in order to prevent differing UAS restrictions that it believes could hamper the …

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DOT, FAA Form Industry-Govt Task Force on UAS Registration, Safety

The Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration have formed a task force of up to 30 industry and government stakeholders to recommend requirements for the registration and safety of unmanned aircraft systems. DOT said Monday the task force will advise DOT on potential exemptions from registration, options to accelerate the registration …

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Army Tests Gun-Based Platform Against 2 Enemy Drones

U.S. Army engineers have demonstrated a gun-based tool that works to counter threats from mortars, artillery, rockets and unmanned aerial systems, the Army website reported Monday. Researchers at the Army Research, Development and Engineering Center used the Extended Area Protection and Survivability platform to target two outlaw-class drones at approximately 1500 …

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