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New FAA overflights guidelines for UAS & UAV in the works

President Obama sent a Valentine’s Day present to the aviation community, including the unmanned systems industry, signing the long-overdue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill into law on 14 Feb., which includes important provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system.

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USAF Says Adios to MQ-X & Adjust Predator Orders

US Air force has announced that it has cancelled the efforts to develop the next generation of battlefield drones.

With the continued success of the Predator, RQ-170 and the other UAV and drone systems, the air force has cancelled the MQ-X drone efforts. Many believed the Predator C was the expected winning contender for of this effort.

Another noted issue was that the air force could not keep up the tempo of training enough operators to fly the 48 Reapers delivered each year so it has lower the number of Reapers delivered to 28 per year.

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