NASA Flies A Large Drone Solo In Public Airspace

NASA has flown a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase plane following it. NASA says Tuesday’s flight over California moves the U.S. closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in airspace used

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. Today the FAA signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRDAs) with Gryphon Sensors, Liteye Systems Inc. and Sensofusion.

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