Massachusetts Judge Sides With Drone Operator in Federal Preemption Case

Singer, a non-hobbyist, FAA-certified unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot residing in Newton, challenged parts of the city’s drone ordinance, which was enacted on Dec. 19. Specifically, Singer challenged the city’s own registration requirement …

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Paris Air Show 2017: Rockwell Collins avionics to support SkyGuardian’s integration into civil airspace

long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programme. Specifically, the Pro Line Fusion avionics system will be integrated into the ground control stations of the MQ-9B unmanned aerial system (UAS) as GA-ASI pursues its certification for operation in US …

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FAA Heads to Dallas for Airport UAS Detection Work

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is teaming up with industry partners to carry out detection research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at airports. Specifically, the agency is carrying out the latest work at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW …

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Path to 5G: Building a highway in the sky for autonomous drones

In March 2016, the FAA granted Qualcomm Technologies a COA. Specifically, the authorization granted permission for operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Class B airspace at and below 200 feet above ground level (AGL) within an operation area …

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Pentagon confirms it has used spy drones in U.S. air space

It turns out that those concerns from some about how the U.S. uses military drones against enemies abroad one day becoming an important issue domestically weren’t overblown A new report reveals the Pentagon has flown spy drones over U.S. territories for non-military missions for roughly a decade. Specifically, the report says the Pentagon flew “less than 20” drone missions between 2006 and 2015 …

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Better Call Saul: Crystal meth smuggling drone crashes near border

No, this isn’t a scenario from the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Caul Saul, though it does involve crystal meth. Specifically, more than six pounds of the illegal substance, or around 3 kilos, were found near the crash site of a drone, which was believed to be attempting to carry the load over the Mexican border and into California. FROM EARLIER: Watch the full trailer for Better Call …

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How to Stop Tobacco Smugglers: Send In the Giant African Pouched Rats

It may take a rat to catch a rat, according to a new study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. Specifically, it may take batteries of giant African pouched rats lined up at seaports, like a different kind of longshoreman, to sniff the air from shipping containers to find shipments of illicit tabacco. African giant pouched rats can live in captivity for eight years, making them popular as …

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