Even though the FAA predicts the U.S. will be home to 7,500 active unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the next five years, the agency regulating the nation’s airspace has a long way to go to make the skies safe for UAS to fly, according to the Transportation Department’s inspector general (IG). The FAA continues to work toward the goal established by Congress of integrating UAS into the national airspace by September 2015, a report from the IG states. But progress has been held up ...

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