A federal government clampdown on flying unmanned aerial vehicles in the national airspace has clipped the wings of UAV system developers. Last year, FAA made it more difficult to fly UAVs in U.S. skies and according to Kevin Blenkhorn, director of unmanned systems for 21st Century Systems of Arlington, Va., even defense contractors are finding it difficult to develop the kind of unmanned systems the Pentagon wants. "You need to fly in restricted airspace," Blenkhorn said May 8 ...


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