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FAA's UAV test sites finally revealed

7th January 2014 - 15:57 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The FAA has finally selected the six operators to run UAV test sites that will assist the integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace (NAS), following a delay in the decision-making of more than a year. 

Winning bidders include: University of Alaska; the State of Nevada; Griffiss International Airport, New York; North Dakota Department of Commerce; Texas A&M University; and Virginia Tech University.

A total of 25 proposals were submitted from 24 states in February 2013 with the six successful bids being announced on 30 December. According to its original timeline, the FAA had hoped to select winning parties

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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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