Tag Archives: UAS

US Army Upgrades Raven Unmanned Aerial Systems; Brent Mann Comments

The U.S. Army has handed an upgraded reconnaissance and surveillance tool to warfighters in an effort to help troops identify targets and record data. The Raven Gimbal unmanned aerial systems work to provide a 360-degree view of environment and send video images, compass headings and location data to a ground control systems, the …

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DOJ Issues Drone Usage Policy Guidance for US Law Enforcement

The Justice Department has released a set of policy guidelines on the use of unmanned aircraft systems to support U.S. law enforcement and national security activities in the federal, state and local levels. DOJ released the guidance Friday and said it supports similar initiatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and the “Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, …

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Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying …

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DARPA Plans ‘Tern Tech’ Demo for UAS Launch, Retrieval Functions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is conducting two technology demonstration efforts for unmanned aircraft system capabilities developed under the Tern program. DARPA said Thursday its SideArm and Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems portions of the Tern program seek to build on its research as part of phase one. “Through SideArm, TALONS and other projects, DARPA aims to …

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Reuters: FAA Plans to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight UAS

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to test beyond-visual-line-of-sight unmanned aircraft systems in collaboration with service providers and UAS builders in an effort to expand drone applications, Reuters reported Friday. David Morgan writes the FAA’s partnership with industry is meant to develop commercial BVLOS drones for various uses such as package …

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NTIA Opens Public Comment on Drone Privacy, Transparency Issues

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public feedback on the potential accountability, transparency and privacy implications of a program that would allow drones to fly in national airspace. NTIA said Thursday in a Federal Register notice that it seeks input from industry, academia and civil society to address concerns …

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