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FAA Announces Locations For Future Drone Testing Sites

 

 

 

” Drones are coming to America – the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday the six states chosen to develop test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles.

    – University of Alaska: Will help develop standards for state monitoring and navigation, as well as safety.

    – State of Nevada: Will study standards and requirements for operators. It will also research exactly how air        traffic control procedures will change with the introduction of drones into the sky.

    – New York’s Griffiss International Airport: Will focus its research on how drones and commercial airplanes       will sense and avoid colliding with each other in congested airspace.

    – North Dakota Department of Commerce: Will develop “airworthiness” data as well as reliable links                     that share information between drones and other aircraft.

     – Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi: Will develop safety system requirements.

     – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Will test failure mode procedure and other risks should        a drone malfunction while in the air.”

 

Source: DC Clothesline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town On The Map?

 

 

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” The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law enforcement agencies and universities across the country, and—for the first time—an Indian tribal agency. In all, the list includes more than 20 new entities over the FAA’s original list, bringing to 81 the total number of public entities that have applied for FAA drone authorizations through October 2012.

 

The State Department

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Barona Band of Mission Indians Risk Management Office (near San Diego, California)

Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (Idaho)

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (Northwest Oregon)

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department (North Dakota)

King County Sheriff’s Office (covering Seattle, Washington)

 

And several new entities in Ohio, including:

Medina County Sheriff’s Office

Ohio Department of Transportation

Sinclair Community College

Lorain County Community College

 

The list comes amid extensive controversy over a newly-released memo documenting the CIA’s policy on the targeted killing of American citizens and on the heels of news that Charlottesville, Virginia has just become one of the first cities in the country to ban drones. This new list should contribute to the debate over whether using domestic drones for surveillance is consistent with the Constitution and with American values.”

 

 

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