10 June 2014
The FAA has approved the opening of its third of six Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing sites at Desert Rock Airport in Nevada, which is owned by the Department of Energy. The first tests will involve an Insitu ScanEagle this summer. The ScanEagle will help test whether UAS can fly safely at an airport. The FAA is making a concentrated effort to bring the vehicles into the national airspace despite criticisms that it is not proceeding fast enough. The opening of the Nevada location follows the FAA's recent announcement that it will consider allowing the use of small UAS for filming movies and television shows. (Image Credit: defense.gov)
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