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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

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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

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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

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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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Trump Administration Supports Bill to Prevent UAS Threats

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The Trump administration has expressed support for a Senate bill that would authorize the departments of Homeland Security and Justice to develop, test and deploy technology aimed at countering unmanned aircraft systems that pose safety risks to the public. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 also proposes measures to further commercial …

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