Tag Archives: unmanned aircraft systems

Report: Army to Conduct Flight Demo for Future Tactical UAS

The U.S. Army plans to hold a flight demonstration of tactical unmanned aircraft systems that could replace the service branch’s Shadow and Gray Eagle UAS, Defense News reported Thursday. Layne Merritt, a chief engineer at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, told the publication that the Army looks to …

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FAA to Release Initial UAS Facility Maps by April 27

The Federal Aviation Administration aims to release an initial batch of facility maps for small unmanned aircraft systems by April 27 in a move to help remote pilots depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS platforms will be allowed to operate. FAA said Monday the maps are intended to guide drone operators when they apply for Part …

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FAA: California Records Highest Number of Unauthorized Drone Incidents Among US States

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that California had the most number of reported unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems incidents among U.S. states from October 2015 to September 2016. California accounted for 21 percent out of approximately 1,744 disclosed UAS encounters nationwide, according to a California State Threat Assessment Center joint public safety bulletin posted Nov. …

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DHS, FAA Start UAS Detection Study Around Denver Airport

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration have kicked off a drone detection research around Denver as part of an effort to explore technologies the agencies believe could help detect unmanned aircraft systems near airports. The FAA said Wednesday the research being conducted in the vicinity of Denver International …

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Report: Army Eyes Cross-Domain, Multinational Counter-UAS Strategy

The U.S. Army has outlined a strategy to counter adversaries’ unmanned aircraft systems with a focus on cross-domain, inter-organizational and multinational efforts, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes the strategy’s unclassified version Army’s Training and Doctrine Command states the service branch seeks to provide counter-UAS systems across the doctrine, organization, training, …

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USAF Vet Robert Brock Named 1st Director for UAS in Kansas

Robert Brock, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, has joined the Kansas Transportation Department as that agency’s first unmanned aircraft systems director, The Wichita Eagle reported Tuesday. Jerry Siebenmark writes the 22-year Air Force veteran previously held responsibilities for intelligence and special operations units that use drones. Brock will work to …

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FAA, Partners Conduct UAS Detection Tests at JFK Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has collaborated with several other agencies and academic and commercial organizations to test an unmanned aircraft system detection technology at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. FAA said Tuesday it aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an FBI-provided “rogue” UAS detector system in some of the busiest commercial airports in …

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