Drone Registration Task Force, Day 1

The FAA’s Drone Registration Task Force met for the first time yesterday.  FAA administrator Michael Huerta opened the meeting with a prepared statement reiterating the task force’s goals and objectives, reminding the group of current regulations and processes, and setting the stage for the force to begin deliberations about a streamlined drone registration process. http://dronelife.com/2015/11/04/drone-registration-task-force-day-1/ Dr. […]

Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely

Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it to. The military’s been using it to monitor its compounds for quite a while now, but the $22 million the company raised in […]

Navy fills new top post for unmanned systems

Both the creation of the N99 directorate and the deputy assistant post were lauded recently by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems for placing all things unmanned “under one hat” for better synergy. https://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/10/28/frank-kelley-navys-first-deputy-asst-sec-for-unamanned-systems.aspx?s=ds_021115 Dr. Hans Mumm