An Insitu ScanEagle is to be flown from Desert Rock Airport in Nevada to gather data on integration of unmanned aircraft into national airspace after the FAA declared the state’s UAS test site operational. Led by the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, the site is the third of six FAA-designated civil-UAS test sites selected in December to become operational. The FAA has also approved the first commercial UAS operation over land, to conduct aerial surveys of Alaska’s North ...

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