FAA releases UAS remote tracking and ID ARC report

Overall, the ARC provided the FAA with a substantial amount of useful data, including very detailed technology evaluations and a comprehensive list of law enforcement needs and preferences.
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Solar firm starts work on fixed-wing UAV

A commercial- and industrial-scale unmanned aircraft vehicle developed by AeroVironment will soon be getting a solar upgrade. Through a contract awarded by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, SolAero will outfit a drone with a solar wing.
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Chinese tech maker unveils plan connecting low-flying drones

Huawei, the China-based maker of smartwatches, tablets, smartphones and broadband networks, has put a new focus on its digital sky initiative. The new push aims to enable the low airspace drone flights that are connected to broadband.
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Military, security applications to dominate UAV markets

Markets and Markets, a global research and consulting firm, says that while the commercial sector of the UAS market will experience rapid growth through 2022, military and security applications will capture the largest segment of the market.
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UAS startup finalists selected for Central New York program

Six UAS startup finalists have been selected for a Central New York business accelerator program called GENIUS NY. It's aimed at providing resources to companies with potential and establishing the region as a leader in the UAS industry.
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FAA restricts drone operations over DOE facilities

The FAA is restricting drone flights over seven U.S. Department of Energy facilities at the request of national security and law enforcement agencies. The airspace restrictions are listed in a NOTAM and become effective on Dec. 29.
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Trump signs bill reinstating registration for hobbyist drones

The requirement for hobbyist drone operators to register with the FAA is back on after President Donald Trump signed legislation reinstating the measure. Last spring, a federal judge halted the requirement, saying the FAA had exceeded its authority.
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