FAA Plans Unmanned ‘Sense and Avoid’ Rule in 2016

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by  BILL CAREY The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration expects to formulate a standard by 2016 that will permit unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to interoperate with manned aircraft using an “electronic means” to see and avoid potential collisions, according to the executive leading the FAA’s…

UNLV Getting its Wings With New Area of Study

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UNLV is looking to the skies for its newest course of study: drones. Sometime next spring, the university plans to launch a minor degree program in unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Advocates say these autonomous flying machines, which look like…

Heron Logs 15,000 Flight Hours In Afghanistan

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At the beginning of July, the Heron 1 UAS logged its 15,000th operational flight hour. The three systems, which are operated by Cassidian subsidiary Airborne Solutions on behalf of the Luftwaffe, are stationed in Mazar-e-Sharif in north Afghanistan where they…

Drones: Not just for killing anymore

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BY JASON KOEBLER The six propellers on Doug Bennett’s drone started spinning, slowly at first and then much faster. It took off in the empty field in Leesburg, Virginia, no buildings or cars in sight. Bennett looked up towards the drone…

Russia to buy Drones from the UAE

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According to RIA Novosti The Russian military is planning to purchase aerial drones namely unmanned air systems (UAS) in the United Arab Emirates “We are talking about at least two United 40 Block 5 models developed by the company ADCOM…

Concerns rise about growing use of domestic drones

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Tom Loftus, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. — If you fret about the possibility that drones soon may be hovering over your neighborhood, you may want to avoid Blue Eye Investigations’ website. Under a headline touting it as “authorized to…

Behala to house UAV squadron

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Jayanta Gupta, TNN KOLKATA: The stage is set for Heron and Searcher MK II unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Navy to be stationed at the Behala airport. According to officials, discussions between the Navy and the Airports Authority of…

The good and the bad of unmanned aerial vehicles

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, have been a hot topic in the news lately. People have become wary of military UAVs being used overseas. But there are some possible scientific uses for them as well. Arizona economic development leaders…

Warehouse cuts costs for unmanned aircraft

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By KARI HAWKINS Assistant editor There’s a warehouse near the airport where saving government funds and building new efficiencies has led to changes in the roles of an Army organization and its contractors. Since late 2012, the product management office…