Tag Archives: UAS

NOAA, Coast Guard Test Systems for Arctic Response Missions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting a simulation-based research exercise with the goal of bolstering security and environmental protection in the Arctic. USCG researchers aboard the Healy cutter are set to simulate an oil spill and test unmanned airborne and underwater sensing technologies when …

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Sec. Anthony Foxx: FAA Unveils New York UAS Test Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has kicked off operation of a Rome, New York-based unmanned aircraft systems test facility in a move to fulfill the government’s national airspace and agricultural research goals. Researchers will work to study methods to integrate UAS into the national airspace system and to assess techniques for …

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FAA OKs San Diego Gas & Electric UAS Test; Dave Geier Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a test airspace for San Diego Gas & Electric to research and train flight crews on a small unmanned aircraft system. SDG&E will evaluate how to inspect gas lines, locate power outage sources and access remote areas using small UAS, SDG&E said Friday. Dave …

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DARPA, Navy to Develop Mobile UAS Launch Ships; Daniel Patt Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research will work together to build mobile launch and recovery sites for unmanned aerial systems by using small vessels, PCB Design reported Friday. DARPA and ONR have inked a memorandum of agreement to develop concepts for operating long-endurance and long-range …

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DARPA Seeks Bids for Seabed Unmanned Attack Program’s 2nd Phase

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry for bids to help build an ocean floor-based attack system that can be deployed on remote command for the U.S. Navy‘s defense operations, Ars Technica reported Thursday. Sean Gallagher writes DARPA wants the robotic pods to be designed to eject drones from …

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Industry Leaders Ask FAA to Issue Regulation on Small Drones

Two trade group leaders have requested the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a proposed set of guidelines governing how small drones are used in the U.S., Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO as well as Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO have asked …

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Dyke Weatherington: Pentagon to Continue Slimming Drone Budget

The Pentagon has readjusted its unmanned systems integrated roadmap to take into consideration the program’s decreased budget and developments in the foreign drone market, DoDBuzz reported Thursday. Dyke Weatherington, director of unmanned warfare and ISR with the Defense Department, told the website the military aims to more clearly address its …

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