Senate hearing offers insight on FAA UAS progress, future plans

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met this week to hear testimony from unmanned aircraft systems experts, officials and interested parties. During a two-hour long hearing the FAA gave progress reports and plans.
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Author says U.S. has a bewildering array of UAS laws, regulations

Sarah Nilsson, a pilot and attorney who wrote a new book on federal and state UAS laws and regulations, believes that the U.S. has a long way to go before it can effectively regulate drones for commercial and recreational use.
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Dynetics wins DARPA contract for Gremlin swarming drones

Alabama-based Dynetics Inc. has won a $21 million contract from DARPA to develop low-cost, swarming drones called Gremlins that can be launched in a volley from an aircraft and retrieved in midair.
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Construction camera provider: Top 4 reasons for drones

TrueLook, a North Carolina-based construction camera company, has released its take on using drones on the construction site, giving four reasons to use drones in construction.
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Black Swift tests sUAS for surveying at 14,000 feet

Overcoming the challenges of mapping terrain in difficult conditions at altitudes exceeding 14,000 feet using a small unmanned aircraft system is not something that scares Black Swift Technologies.
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UNICEF looking for Africa drone corridor leader

If you are a committed, creative professiona, and you know drones, UNICEF wants to hire you. UNICEF announced this week its plans to hire for humanitarian response efforts that will utilize drones in a testing corridor based in Malawi.
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