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Texas High School Students Graduate from University’s Drone Summer Program

Twenty high school students recently attended the second annual Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute, held July 25-29 at the...

Aurora Aims to Establish Optionally Piloted Aircraft Ops in Wise County, Va.

Manassas, Va.-headquartered Aurora Flight Sciences is planning to expand operational testing of its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) to Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise...

New Mexico Joins the Ranks of Federal UAS Test Sites

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says his measure to solidify southern New Mexico’s position as a test center for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has...

N.J. Airport Supporting UAS Testing Inks Federal Funding

U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, has announced $3,467,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation...

Oregon Test Site Offers De-Energized Power Lines for Drone Inspections

Portland, Ore.-based Aerial Inspection Resources (AIR) recently conducted a series of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flights at Oregon’s Warm Springs UAS Test Range to...

Large vs. Small UAS: Researchers Explore Which Will Cut it for Farming

A Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently took flight to help North Dakota State University (NDSU) with an agricultural research project that tests...

UAS Center of Excellence Exec Departs, Launches Aerospace Consulting Firm

After successfully leading the multiyear effort to land the designation for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Center of Excellence (COE) for unmanned aircraft systems...

Virginia Governor Announces Nearly $1M for UAS Research

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has announced $950,000 in funding dedicated to equipment for a new 5,000-square-mile unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range recently approved...

Senate THUD Bill Includes $18.4M for Drone Research

The Senate recently passed the $56.5 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (THUD), which includes $18.4 million for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)...

BVLOS Drone Flights Conducted in Support of Energy Industry in Va.

American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI) says it has completed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) from Virginia’s...

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