Tagged: UAS

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Airport Safety Challenges

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports (BRTF) released a report on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and counter-UAS technology, airport safety protocols, and the necessary policy framework. The BRTF, commissioned by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), studied integration,...

OIG Finds Flaws in Border Patrol Drone Program

“The $443 million CBP plans to spend on the Unmanned Aircraft Program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives.” –Office of the Inspector General As border security has become a more prevalent policy issue, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM)...

Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

On November 7, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a roadmap intended to facilitate the smooth integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This integration would provide an abundance of new opportunities and uses for UAS while reducing safety risks and current operating costs...