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UAS Test Flights Detect Mock Pipeline Hazards

Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech have tested new sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities...

Newsgathering Drone Testing Program Officially Begins

A coalition of 15 news media companies - in partnership with Virginia Tech, one of the bases of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...

Virginia Governor Launches Unmanned Systems Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has signed Executive Order 43, which establishes the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission, charged with bringing public- and private-sector experts together...

Mississippi State, Alaska Fairbanks Sign New UAS Agreement

Mississippi's flagship research university and the nation's northernmost land-, sea- and space-grant institution are now working together to advance the development of unmanned aircraft...

A Test Site’s Game Plan for Unmanned Aircraft Integration

The first half of 2015 has seen a number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcements regarding commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including February's proposed...

Texas UAS Test Site Conducts RS-16’s Longest Flight Yet

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) recently conducted a number of test flights of its largest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the RS-16. Through the university's...

FAA Ruling Opens Up New Doors for UAS Test Site

Following the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent issuance of blanket Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) to the six FAA-designated test sites for unmanned...

Alaska Researchers Use UAVs to Study Sea Otters

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...

Unmanned Aircraft Become Disaster-Relief Tools in Texas

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...

Textron Systems Now a Member of UAS Denmark

Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced its participation in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Denmark, a national industry network for UAS organizations to...

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