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AUVSI 2013: US test sites to go operational this year

16th August 2013 - 11:52 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC


The Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Transportation has confirmed that six UAV test sites for flight testing will be established by the end of the year following a delay in the decision making process.

John Porcari told the AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference in Washington, DC that the 2015 FAA deadline, which states that the national airspace in the US must be open to UAVs, is a ‘very ambitious one’ and addressed concerns surrounding the invasion of privacy that the use of such zones may bring.

‘We hope to have a final [privacy] policy out on this soon,’ he

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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