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Federal Officials Get Specialized Drone Training in Idaho

This week, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are conducting an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training seminar for DOE...

North Dakota Creates UAS Detection and Counter-UAS Task Force

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the formation of a task force focused on technologies to protect against potential threats from rogue unmanned...
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Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources Reiterates Drone Prohibitions at Wildfires

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding drone operators that state laws restrict unmanned aircraft use at the scenes of wildfires.Michigan’s Unmanned...

ICAO, AUVSI Seek Proposals for UAS Traffic Management Systems

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have announced...

Acend, Liberty Specialty Markets Launch On-Demand Insurance for Drone Market

Acend Inc., an insurance and technology company, says it is working together with Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, to provide...

Phoenix Air Unmanned Operator Achieves ARGUS Gold Rating

ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) has announced Phoenix Air Unmanned, a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operator headquartered in Cartersville, Ga., as the first ARGUS Gold...
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Examining the Age-Old Question: What Are the Risks of Flying Drones Over People?

An FAA-commissioned report has concluded that sUAS are far more safe to operate over people than earlier studies had assumed, says DJI.
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FAA Heads to Dallas for Airport UAS Detection Work

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is teaming up with industry partners to carry out detection research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at airports. Specifically,...

The FAA’s First Round of UAS Facility Maps is Here

As promised, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published more than 200 facility maps in hopes of streamlining the authorization process for commercial drone...
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Md. Police Arrest Drone Pilot for Flying in Restricted Airspace, Near Helicopter

The homeland security division of Prince George's County, Md., Police Department (PGPD) has arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly flying a drone in restricted...

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