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Textron Expands UAS Training & Maintenance Hub to Support Industry Growth

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced the grand opening of its new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility,...

Oregon UAS FutureFarm Offers Real-World Drone Testing for Agriculture

SOAR Oregon, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in Oregon, has announced a grant award to...

Lone Star UAS Center Deems NASA Research Test Flights a Success

In collaboration with NASA, each of the six Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites recently participated in the largest test yet...

In Coordination with NASA, FAA Test Sites to Simultaneously Fly 24 Drones

In a test of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research platform, NASA is organizing 24 simultaneous UAS flights, which will take...

FAA Reauthorization Amendments Would Streamline UAS Research, Extend Test Sites

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., to ensure greater public- and private-sector coordination of research and policy...

N.Y. UAS Test Site Partners with Nevada Company for Potential NASA Research

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International Inc. (PACI) has entered into a partnership with the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, located at Griffiss...

U.S. Senator Highlights Test Site Reauthorization as Legislative Priority

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is highlighting the importance of the proposed reauthorization - in the Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 - of...

Energy Department Lab Takes Flight at Oregon UAS Test Site

Pendleton UAS Range (PUR), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ArgenTech Solutions (AgTS) recently conducted unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations above the fields...

Sen. Schumer Underscores Importance of Extending FAA UAS Test Sites

For the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing for an extension of the six FAA-designated...

N.Y. Congressmen Tout FAA Reauthorization for Test Site, Local Economy

U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y.-24, and Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.-22, both members of the House’s committee on transportation and infrastructure, are touting the benefits to...

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