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FAA Needs Personnel to Facilitate Recreational Drone Safety Tests

Federal Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks test administrators for a new program that aims to test the safety of recreational drones. FAA said Monday that it has opened applications for third-party entities that would administer and facilitate The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Parties interested to serve as test administrators may submit applications through March 31st. 

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DHS S&T Launches Collaborative Effort to Support Aerial Border Security; Teddy Damour Quoted

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has commenced an effort to demonstrate its aerial surveillance technologies in support of security at the U.S.-Canada border. The Congress-supported effort will make use of small unmanned aircraft systems and other types of drones to simulate air domain threats.

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GAO: FAA Should Provide Stakeholders With More Info on Drone Traffic Mgmt System Implementation

Drone Traffic Management

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide public and industry stakeholders in the unmanned aircraft systems market with additional data about its efforts to help the latter better align their activities with FAA plans for implementing a drone traffic management system. FAA is working with NASA and other stakeholders to advance UTM development. 

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Pentagon Lays Out Framework for Addressing Small UAS With New Strategy

Drone Traffic Management

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a new strategy to establish a framework for addressing and countering small unmanned aircraft systems. The DOD Counter-sUAS Strategy calls for department stakeholders to work together to meet three strategic objectives and one of those is the need to improve the Joint Force through collaboration and innovation to protect defense personnel, facilities and assets in the U.S., host countries and contingency locations.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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GAO: FAA Must Publicly Share Data From UAS Test Sites

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Federal Aviation Administration to establish a data analysis strategy for information collected on drone test sites and publicly share such data while protecting individual operators.

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Army Flies New Imagery UAS for Initial Surveying

U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center has conducted initial survey flights of a new unmanned aircraft system designed to gather intelligence imagery. The center is working to adopt a safer way to capture mapping images for the Army's missions worldwide, the service branch said Tuesday.

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