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Ohio City Considering Anti-Drone Voyeurism Law

Recently, the Hamilton City Council in Ohio proposed a new local ordinance that would specifically prohibit the use of drones to commit voyeurism in response to complaints from a resident that...

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Drones in Agriculture, Research Paving the Way for Better Crop Management

At Belltown Hill Orchards in Glastonbury, Connecticut, a new vehicle is hitting the farm: unmanned aerial vehicles, or better known as drones. Drones are a new frontier for farmers who want...

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Drone Detection Technology at Miami International Airport

The Miami International Airport (MIA) was selected by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this week as a test site for new drone detection technology. The new technology includes detect, track,...

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Proposal for National Transportation Safety Board to Investigate Drone Accidents

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates accidents involving manned aircraft and other major transportation accidents. However, there was a new Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) released by the...

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Potential Consequences of the FAA’s Failure to Implement Section 2209

Section 2209 of the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act (the Act) requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish defined boundaries protecting “critical infrastructure” from unauthorized drones.  More...

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Walmart Drone Delivery Soars Ahead

This week, Walmart announced that it has invested in a drone service provider, DroneUp, to further its plans for drone delivery. Walmart President and CEO John Furner wrote in a statement,...

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FAA Selects Iris Automation for BVLOS ARC

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Iris Automation to participate in the FAA’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). Iris Automation is a safety avionics technology...

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FAA UAS Support Center: Faster Responses, More Streamlined Process

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  announced its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Support Center Case Management System (CMS), designed to streamline how industry stakeholders’ questions are answered and provide responses...

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DOD’s Defense Innovation Unit Seeks Algorithms for Drone Automation through a Connected Platform

The Defense Innovation Unit, the Silicon Valley outpost of the Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking commercial algorithms to help build an automated network of military drones to accomplish complex tasks...

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Virginia Tech MAAP Releases New Report on Public Perception on Drone Delivery

Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), a federally-designated drone test site, and Lee Vinsel, an assistant professor of science, technology, and society in Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human...

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