After a nearly two-decade boom in military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), an explosion of commercial drones will visibly change everyday life and, air traffic management experts say, determine how future air traffic systems work. “UAS are the Borg,” says Kevin Shum, director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, referencing the indomitable cyborg race in the Star Trek series. “They are here. They cannot be resisted.” Evolution is rapid: “Five ...

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