NASA commences UAS sense-and-avoid tests

Flight testing of sense-and-avoid technology for unmanned aerial systems and a conference on managing UAS traffic are among the activities being conducted by NASA this summer.

Aurora flies first large UAS at New York test site

Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully flown its Centaur in multiple unmanned flights from Griffiss International Airport in New York. The flights marked the first time any large scale, fixed wing aircraft has flown at any of the FAA test sites.

Sens. push for warrants required for aerial surveillance

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have introduced the Protecting Individuals From Mass Aerial Surveillance Act, which requires the federal government to obtain a warrant when it conducts aerial surveillance in the U.S.

Calif manufacturer now supplying fixed wing DIY or fly-ready UAV

California-based Applied Aeronautics has officially begun distributing its fixed-wing unmanned aircraft vehicle "to the masses." The Albatross UAV features a 10-foot wingspan and can fly for two hours.

Michigan utility using UAS for infrastructure inspections

Consumers Energy is the first utility in Michigan and the fourth in the U.S. to receive approval from the FAA to use unmanned aerial systems to inspect wind turbines, power poles, transformers and other equipment.

Aspen Avionics expands UAS offerings through acquisition

Aspen Avionics, a provider of Global Positioning Systems solutions, has acquired Accord Technology LLC from Accord India and AvValues LLC of Phoenix, Arizona, to add to its reach in the unmanned aircraft systems industry.

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