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Washington State Agency Looks to Restrict Drones over Certain Areas

For the purpose of protecting public safety, the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) says it plans to develop rules that would restrict...

UAS Legislation Passes in Washington State House

The Washington state House of Representatives has passed legislation setting parameters around the state's use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) - or what it...

Washington Gets FAA Approval to Monitor Wildfires with UAVs

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use an unmanned aerial...

UAS Supports Recovery in Aftermath of Washington State Mudslide

A small unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been used to perform a mission in support of the incident management team responsible for leading the...

Washington Governor Strikes Down Bill Restricting UAS Usage

Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., has vetoed a bill that would have placed restrictions on government usage of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). However, in issuing...

Drones Ready to Help in Aftermath of Washington State Mudslide

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are waiting in the wings if the mudslide disaster in Oso, Wash., worsens. Insitu, a UAV manufacturer owned by Boeing...

Washington State Legislature Passes UAV Bill

Legislation that puts regulations in place for government use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Washington state has passed the Senate with a 46-1...

Washington State Legislature Looks at UAV Privacy Bill

The Washington state legislature considered a bill on Thursday regarding privacy and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). State Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, introduced the...

Washington State Looking to Land UAS Research and Testing Facility

Innovate Washington, an agency focused on fostering growth of Washington state's innovation sectors, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)...

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