FAA selects six UAS Test Sites

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is moving steadily ahead to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the largest, most complex air traffic systems in the world. The agency’s activities must address the needs of a diverse aviation community while…

Police eye in the sky offers remote possibilities

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Cameron Atfield As a swathe of the northern Brisbane suburb of Banyo was in lock-down during Boxing Day’s dramatic siege, more than a few eyes were cast skywards. In an Australian first, Queensland police deployed a Remote Piloted Aircraft –…

New Mission Rollout On Track

A-10: From Trainer to Storm Chaser

By Jeff Arnold Times Record The 188th Fighter Wing is moving full steam ahead with a hiring plan as it changes to a new mission after learning earlier this year it was converting from an A-10 unit to a remotely piloted…

Six reasons 2013 was an amazing year for drones

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BY BRIAN FUNG 2013 was a big year for unmanned vehicles. The word “drone” became so common that manufacturers, unhappy with the term’s close linkage to targeted strikes in faraway regions, began waging a quiet campaign of their own to stop people from…

Oklahoma’s drones – the next generation

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Ed Pilkington in Stillwater, Oklahoma The Federal Aviation Authority will soon announce the six states that it has chosen as the hosts of the official drone test sites that within a couple of years will provide a “road map” to drone…