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AUVSI 2012: ICAO looks to 2028 to finalise unmanned regulations

7th August 2012 - 21:46 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


In her keynote address to AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012, Leslie Cary, Secretary for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Group within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), outlined that organisation’s regulation development timeline for integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the international airspace.

‘Unmanned aircraft have so much potential,’ she began. ‘And yet we cannot leverage that potential without having a regulatory framework in place.’

Citing myriad potential uses in civil, commercial, and military arenas, Cary added, ‘The bottom line is that the societal benefits to be obtained from unmanned aircraft are indisputable. The focus now has to be on

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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