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FAA Hints US Drone Approval Deadline May Fly By

Posted by Richard Whittle on


WASHINGTON: Those hyperventilating at the specter of drones flooding U.S. skies because Congress has told the Federal Aviation Administration to achieve “the safe integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system as soon as practicable, but not later than September 30, 2015,” can now take a deep breath. Those in industry panting… Keep reading →

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Navy Halts Work On Triton Drone’s System To Help Avoid Other Planes

Posted by Colin Clark on


AUVSI: The Navy has halted work on what had seemed the Pentagon’s most promising system to help drones sense and avoid other aircraft. The system, built by ITT Exelis, is “behind schedule” and the Navy has “made a decision to pause on the capability right now,” Navy Capt. Jim Hoke, program manager for the Triton… Keep reading →

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New Army ‘Sense, Avoid’ Gear May Mean Drones Can Fly Safely In US

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WASHINGTON: The Army has put together and demonstrated a system of ground-based “sense and avoid” technology that should show the Federal Aviation Administration the military can safely fly drones in civilian airspace without ground observers or chase planes, the project’s leader tells Breaking Defense. “We’re ready now to start getting the system certified,” said Viva… Keep reading →

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