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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...
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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...

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...

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