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Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who “voluntarily damage or destroy” a drone under certain circumstances.

Oklahoma Delves into State Drone Laws: Where to Go from Here?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

Testimony presented yesterday on an interim study on drones gave members of Oklahoma’s Senate Public Safety Committee an opportunity to better understand unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) when they consider possible state policy on the use of the technology. The study [Read More]

Gov. Fallin to Keynote at UAS Event in Oklahoma City

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are taking center stage at the upcoming UAS Tech Forum in Oklahoma. Held Sept. 7-8 at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., and Gregory Walden of the Small UAV Coalition will some [Read More]

Approved Operators Exempt from Oklahoma’s New Drone Law

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2016

Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., has signed into law H.B.2599, which prohibits unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from flying near critical infrastructure in Oklahoma but, at the same time, allows approved pilots to fly as prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration [Read More]

Another Oklahoma Prison Finds Contraband-Carrying UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2016

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was recently found on the grounds of Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Okla., after attempting to fly a package containing cell phones onto prison grounds, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC). The department’s [Read More]

Oklahoma Forestry Services Reminds of UAS Dangers at Wildfires

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2016

As wildfire weather conditions are intensifying, Oklahoma Forestry Services is reminding operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to avoid flying near or over wildfires and putting fire-suppression aircraft at risk. Due to wildfire conditions, Oklahoma Forestry Services currently has federal [Read More]

Contraband-Toting Drone Seized at Oklahoma Prison

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2015

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was detained in an attempt to smuggle contraband over a wall at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester yesterday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC). At approximately 9:00 a.m., on-duty staff noticed a [Read More]

U.S. Agency Backs Drone Industry of South Kansas and Oklahoma

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 15, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the addition of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) cluster to the portfolio of communities it supports through the Regional Innovation Clusters initiative. The UAS Cluster of South Kansas and Oklahoma, along with [Read More]

WBT Open Innovation Forum on UAS Technology Returns to Oklahoma

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2015

A two-day event – the WBT Open Innovation Forum: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – at the Wes Watkins Center on the Oklahoma State University campus will bring together industry stakeholders and showcase the latest in UAS technology. For the second [Read More]

New Unmanned Aerial Systems Event Coming to Oklahoma

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 22, 2014

A first-time event, the WBT Open Innovation Forum: Unmanned Aerial Systems (WBToi-UAS), is coming up in Stillwater, Okla., on Oct. 29-30. Participants at WBToi-UAS will share case studies, best practices and new UAS technologies. Speakers include the president of General [Read More]