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Pentagon UAV Advocates Chafe at Slow Entry into Civil Airspace

Pentagon advocates and operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly frustrated with civilian agencies as attempts to gain access to U.S. airspace languish. The Defense Dept. has 5,300 UAVs in inventory and many thousands of flight hours’ experience in the U.S., Iraq and Afghanistan, but the search for ways to move them quickly from home base to emergency locations is stalled. U.S. operators, including those who provide fire-fighting services, say there’s no problem with the aircraft, ground stations and air traffic control.


 

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