Ford proposes motor vehicle department in the sky to ID drones

A research team at Ford Motor Co. has come up with a potential low-cost solution to identify and track drones. As with registering and licensing a car, they believe making a drone identifiable to anyone could make operators more accountable.
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Boeing's autonomous systems program expands to Australia

Boeing's largest autonomous systems program outside the U.S. will take place in the state of Queensland, Australia. The company signed a three-year agreement with the government of Queensland to develop a new generation of air and sea vehicles.
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Drone pilots find penguin super colony in Antarctica

For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought.
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Early 2018 brings rush of counter-UAS activity

The advent and understanding of counter-UAV systems is catching up to the country's adoption and usage rates of drones in the commercial space.
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Electric aviation record setter furthers drone delivery system

An electric aviation pioneer that founded a drone company in 2012 continues to secure its place in the drone-based delivery world. Yates Electrospace Corp. is testing and supplying a disposable drone-based box delivery unit to the U.S. government.
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FAA expands drone airspace authorization program

The Federal Aviation Administration last week announced plans to expand testing of an automated system to speed up approvals for drones to operate in airspace controlled by an air traffic facility. The test begins in April at 500 airports.
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