From unmanned aircraft systems tech park groundbreakings to historic unmanned aircraft vehicle flights, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s designated test sites are starting to realize their respective potential on the U.S. UAS industry and the communities that house each facility.
The Ikhana, NASA’s unmanned aerial vehicle—a UAV long linked to the image of a drone—serves science while paving the way for UAS integration
By Emily Aasand
With the recently published small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the small UAS industry is rapidly expanding. While companies are exploring various unmanned vehicle platforms, sensors and payload systems, many are also working to find a niche in the industry.