Although the FAA is beginning to allow civil unmanned aircraft operations, they remain restricted to flying in daylight within visual line of sight of the pilot. But there is growing demand to fly beyond line of sight and some are concerned that the FAA will not act quickly enough to enable lucrative commercial operations. But technology to overcome the challenges of operating beyond line of sight (BLOS) is beginning to become available, and Exelis is looking to exploit its position as ...

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