North Dakota forms task force aimed at counter-UAS testing

The state of North Dakota is forming a UAS Detection and Counter-UAS Task Force to test and demonstrate technologies that defend against rogue drone operators. Two federal agencies have expressed interest in testing counter-UAS technologies.
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Attorney lists pluses, minuses of Drone Federalism Act

A UAS attorney says the Drone Federalism Act introduced in Congress could help end conflicts between states and the federal government over UAS laws and regulation, but it also contains aspects that could hinder the U.S. drone industry.
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US Geological Survey using drones to study prescribed burns

Prescribed burns used to reduce the risk to lives and property during wildfires are being studied by the U.S. Geological Survey with the use of UAS. Thermal imaging sensors on the drones gather data scientists use to study emissions and intensity.
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NASA turns to UAVs for ambitious research projects

Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the unmanned aircraft systems puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts.
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Drone delivery Co. flies BVLOS in Canada

A Canadian-based drone delivery company is eyeing 2018 after it successfully performed beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights this month. Drone Delivery Canada Corp. flew its patent pending drone delivery system BVLOS in Alberta.
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American standards group to focus on drones

An organization aimed at making the U.S. more competitive on a global scale has set its sights on drones. The American National Standards Institute has announced plans to establish a UAS focus group.
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