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August 18, 2015
FAA issues over 1,000 regulatory exemptions for use of drones
Newtown, Conn. (UPI) Aug 14, 2015
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted more than 1,000 exemptions to allow commercial unmanned aerial vehicles to operate in civilian airspace. The 1,162 exemptions granted as of August 12, 2015, were issued under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which gives the Secretary of Transportation authority to determine if an airworthiness certificate is required for a UAS to operate safely in the national airspace system. Many of the exemptions given we ... read more

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Aerial Assault drone is armed with hacking weapons
Hackers' arsenal on Sunday was beefed up with a drone armed with weapons to crack into wireless computer networks at close range, whether they be in skyscrapers or walled compounds. ... more
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Russian recon-strike drone to be unveiled at MAKS Airshow
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China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers
China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not "compromise national security", state media reported Sunday. ... more
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Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones
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Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones
Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world. ... more
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Insitu building more small UAVs for Navy, Marines
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NASA could help keep large unmanned aircraft clear of commercial planes
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Amazon wants air space for delivery drones
Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers. ... more
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Drones may soon carry blood samples to the lab
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Patrick Stewart endorses Snotbot whale research drone
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The Friendly Unmanned Skies
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Gun-firing 'drone' built by US teen under investigation
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Police arrest US teen who built gun-firing drone
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NASA assists in pharmaceutical drone delivery
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Official recognition for 80-hour UAV flight
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US to entice drone pilots with $15,000 bonus
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Pakistan summons Indian envoy after 'spy drone' shot down
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Drones and phones to tackle Indonesian holiday road chaos
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British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron
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Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland
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Thales, IAI demo new NATO STANAG 7085 data link on UAV
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US drone strikes target militants on Afghan-Pakistan border
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