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UAV Testing Facility Opening on the Cayman Islands

Tayzu Robotics, a manufacturer and developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has reached an exclusivity agreement with the government of the Cayman Islands to...

North Dakota’s Grand Sky UAS Park Gets $5.6 Million Boost

North Dakota's Grand Forks County will receive $5.6 million in additional state funding to support the continued development of the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial...

Test Site Researchers Expand Flights to Public Airport

Unmanned aircraft system researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) of Virginia Tech and Rutgers University recently tested new technology designed to prevent...

Lone Star UAS Center Uses Situational-Awareness Tool in Flight

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi says it is the first Federal Aviation...

Aurora Flight Sciences Takes Centaur in the Air at UAS Test Site

In collaboration with the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, Aurora Flight Sciences recently conducted unmanned flights of its Centaur optionally piloted...

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...

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