The Sept. 30, 2015 deadline for integrating unmanned aircraft into U.S. civil airspace, set in the new FAA reauthorization bill, is expected initially to be met using ground-based sense-and-avoid (GBSAA), a Pentagon official says. Using ground radars, GBSAA will allow “routine access” to airspace for unmanned aircraft transiting between their bases and restricted areas used for training, says Steven Pennington, U.S. Air Force director of bases, ranges and airspace.


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