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Alaska Researchers Use UAVs to Study Sea Otters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 04, 2015

Researchers often find that watching marine life into order to gather data about behavior and abundance can be tedious and time-consuming, but recent studies indicate unmanned aircraft may offer a way around such obstacles, according to the University of Alaska [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft Become Disaster-Relief Tools in Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2015

A test-site research team from the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been dispatched to Wimberley, Texas, to conduct low-altitude research flights in the wake of devastating flooding. The [Read More]

Textron Systems Now a Member of UAS Denmark

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 27, 2015

Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced its participation in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Denmark, a national industry network for UAS organizations to promote development and testing, as well as to expand the market in Denmark and Europe. Founded [Read More]

All Six UAS Test Sites Now Get Blanket COAs to Fly

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is making it simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research: The agency has given them blanket authorizations to fly. The new Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) [Read More]

Lone Star UAS Center Inks a Number of Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 14, 2015

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is collaborating with NASA, the Texas A&M Forest Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Research [Read More]

Exelis Researches Safe Integration of UAS at FAA Test Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2015

McLean, Va.-based Exelis has signed agreements with four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites to further airspace situational awareness and related research. Exelis says that the test sites will gain valuable real-time and historical situational awareness [Read More]

Indiana State Gains UAS Approval for Two Locations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2015

Indiana State University says it has become the first higher-education institution in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The FAA granted Certificates of Authorization (COAs) for Indiana State to operate a [Read More]

Oregon State Lays out Ambitious Plans for UAV Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 22, 2015

The Autonomous Systems Research Group at Oregon State University (OSU) is planning to significantly expand its activities with unmanned technology this year. The university plans to develop a local test field and a number of training and certification programs for [Read More]

N.Y. UAS Test Site Gets $1M Allocation in State Budget

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 02, 2015

The state of New York's $142 billion budget for 2015-2016 includes $1 million to help support the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-selected site is run by the [Read More]

Texas Test Site Partner Forms Unmanned Systems Subsidiary

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 01, 2015

Huntsville, Ala.-based Camber Corp. has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Unmanned Systems Innovation LLC (USI). The creation of USI supports Camber's focus on expanding its capabilities in the unmanned systems market. With over 100 offices in the U.S., Europe, the [Read More]