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Aug
16
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

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At the request of its Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Jul
12
2018

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environment

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus.

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Jun
26
2018

FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) §99.7–“Special Security Instructions”–to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

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Jun
07
2018

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk's technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist.

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May
30
2018

FLIR Systems Awarded $2.6 Million Contract for Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems for United States Army Soldier Borne Sensor Program

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has been awarded a $2.6 million order from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black Hornet® Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The units delivered under this contract will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Army’s first batch order for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

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May
22
2018

LOCKHEED MARTIN STALKER XE UPGRADED WITH NEW VTOL LAUNCH AND LANDING CAPABILITY

Posted by jhadmin

PALMDALE, Calif., May. 22, 2018 – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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May
09
2018

DOT Selects 10 Programs for Drone Testing

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Accompanied by technology innovators and government leaders from across the nation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the 10 state, local and tribal governments who will conduct flight tests as part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The fields that could see immediate opportunities from the program include commerce, photography, emergency management, public safety, precision agriculture and infrastructure inspections.

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May
03
2018

LOCKHEED MARTIN SMALL QUADROTOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM UPGRADED WITH HIGH RESOLUTION THERMAL IMAGING CAPABILITY

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DENVER, – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Indago 3, a small quadrotor unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with high resolution infrared sensors capable of day or night operations.

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May
03
2018

FlightSafety International Offers Comprehensive Unmanned Systems Training

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NEW YORK (May 3, 2018) –FlightSafety International announces that it will offer a wide variety of Unmanned Systems Training programs for commercial operators.

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Apr
30
2018

Rockwell Collins enables airspace management during test flights for NASA’s UAS Traffic Management program

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 30, 2018) – Rockwell Collins recently participated in two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) program. As part of the test flights, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier (USS) for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond visual line of sight.

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Apr
30
2018

FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun expanding an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

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Apr
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, 24 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5).

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Apr
03
2018

Unmanned Safety Institute to Host 2nd Annual UAS Safety Standdown

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, will be hosting the 2nd annual UAS Safety Standdown in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, May 1st, in conjunction with AUVSI Xponential. The topic of this year’s workshop will be “Organization Flight Operations, Maintenance & Safety Quality Management.”

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Feb
06
2018

The UAS Symposium is Flying Your Way

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 6-8, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Dec
19
2017

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations (PDF) to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues.

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Dec
19
2017

Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) best suited for refueling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.

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Nov
28
2017

Researchers Release Report on Drone Airborne Collisions

Posted by jhadmin

A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) today released a report that concludes that drones that collide with large manned aircraft can cause more structural damage than birds of the same weight for a given impact speed.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating a prototype system that the agency expects will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes.

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Oct
25
2017

President Trump and Secretary Chao Announce Drone Integration Pilot Program

Posted by jhadmin

October 25–WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements a directive signed by President Trump today, and the results will be used to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace and to realize the benefits of unmanned technology in our economy.

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Jun
08
2017

DJI PARTNERS WITH UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR CAREERS IN GROWING DRONE INDUSTRY

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) providing students with a path for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial drone industry. The USI STEAM education program is tailored toward high schools and colleges, and provides teacher credentialing, course materials, and drones, supplied by DJI, to educational institutions throughout the United States.

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Jun
05
2017

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE AWARDS COLLEGE CREDIT FOR UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE’S CERTIFICATION

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today that Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has accepted its industry-leading Small UAS Safety Certification™ program and has signed an articulation agreement with the company, awarding three college credits to any student who completes the program.

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May
17
2017

DJI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Help Students Prepare for Careers in Growing Drone Industry

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) providing students with a path for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial drone industry. The USI STEAM education program is tailored toward high schools and colleges, and provides teacher credentialing, course materials, and drones, supplied by DJI, to educational institutions throughout the United States.

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May
11
2017

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Posted by jhadmin

VINEYARD, Utah, /PRNewswire/ -- Sheriff's agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia.

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May
09
2017

ARGUS UNMANNED CREATES SAFETY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FOR UAS OPERATORS

Posted by jhadmin

As a global leader in aviation safety and vetting tools for consumers of aviation services ARGUS is pleased to announce the ARGUS Unmanned Safety Partnership Program for commercial UAS operators.

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May
09
2017

UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PARTNER ACADEMY PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) commercial pilot training program.

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May
08
2017

Lockheed Martin Indago 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Supports Long-Range Secure ISR with Software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted by jhadmin

VINEYARD, Utah, May 8, 2017 – The newest version of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with the addition of TrellisWare Technologies MANET software products.

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Apr
28
2017

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems at DFW

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This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its partners are conducting detection research on unmanned aircraft (UAS) – popularly called drones – at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport.

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Apr
27
2017

FAA Publishes First Set of UAS Facility Maps

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas.

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Apr
10
2017

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Manned/Unmanned Teaming

Posted by jhadmin

PALMDALE, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works®, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the warfighter.

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Apr
10
2017

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

Posted by jhadmin

April 10- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and will help the FAA process these requests more quickly.

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