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FAA Part 107 has made it even easier to Fly
Legally in the USA under 14 CFR Part 107. It's what we have all been
FAA Automatically Grants "blanket" COA'S -
As of March 23, 2015, the FAA will automatically
grant "blanket" COA's for flights at or below 200 feet to any UAS
operator with a Section 333 exemption, provided the aircraft weighs less
than 55 pounds, operations are conducted during daytime Visual Flight
Rules (VFR) conditions and within visual line of sight (VLOS) of the
pilots, and stay certain distances away from airports or heliports.
Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking!
- Check out the provisions being proposed in the FAA’s Small UAS NPRM.
Justice UAV Policy Guidance - Domestic Use of Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS)
FAA Grants UAV Permits for Agriculture & Real Estate Companies -
The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, the FAA issued exceptions
to the commercial UAV ban, permitting the monitoring of crops and real
estate use for aerial photographs of properties for sale. This is the
first time permits have been granted to agriculture and real estate
Poised to Include Limitations on Hobbyist UAVs -
The FAA is proposing to amend its
regulations to adopt specific rules for the operation of small unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Deploys the RDASS Q1000 UAV -
HSE announces the deployment of the
new RDASS Q1000 4 rotor electric UAV. The RDASS Q1000 series is
designed to meet the hi-tech needs of the user at a price to meet any
city or county budget.
Judge Rules Against FAA in ‘Landmark’ UAV Challenge -
In a decision dated March 6,
NTSB Judge Patrick Geraghty found that the
FAA has no regulations that apply to model
aircraft or that classify a model aircraft as an unmanned
Court Approves Use of Police UAVs
- a North Dakota court has
approved the use of UAV drones to help arrest citizens on US soil.
Arlington Police Dept Granted Permission to Fly UAVs by FAA
Chief Will Johnson announced that the Federal Aviation Administration
has given the city permission to get the rotors turning on the police
UAV drone project.
Supreme Court & The
4th Amendment - The US
Supreme Court has held that individuals do not generally have
Fourth Amendment rights with respect to aerial surveillance. Can the
lower courts or State, county, city municipalities outlaw the use of
UAV's for law enforcement?
Congress - UAS Privacy & Transparency Act -
The proposed UAV Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2012
requires that police obtain warrants to use UAV drones for certain types
UAV FAA Regulations
- For more
than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and
aircraft safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).
FAA Fact Sheet – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
- For Immediate Release.
FAA Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)
- Before you can operate a
UAV in National Airspace System (NAS) you must have a COA. The average
time to issue an authorization for non-emergency operations is less than
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HSE helicopters and hex-copters
are used for military field exercises, battle field training, base camp
perimeter management and advanced re-con surveillance operations.
Because of their rugged design and implementation, harsh weather and
extreme temperature ranges are not issues when managing critical
operations (up to 45 mph winds and -20 to 120 degree ranges).
|Military operations for
surveillance are often in hostile and rugged terrain.
The ability to offer better intelligence and higher
quality real time data and ‘stealth’ ability is the key
to success in the field. This effort is a twenty-four
hours a day job, especially when potential ‘bad guys’
want to see our forces and facilities harm. HSE
helicopters offer unprecedented features, such as a
integrated autopilot with GPS waypoint navigation,
superior altitude (up to 12,000 ft), and battery power
for quiet operations, and the ability to carry select HD
video equipment. Optional FLIR sensors and other
‘Military’ grade payloads offer detailed GPS information
via the remote autopilot and embedded video tagging, to
insure the highest quality surveillance. With the
Military autopilot option, this feature allows for the
helicopter to operate in a much larger range of up to 20
miles. HSE helicopters excel in rapid deployment in
physically challenging situations, daytime or night, to
create the ultimate surveillance or HD photography
|Battlefield operations are
changing and are more urban than ever, with hostile
actions often in city areas in combination with remote
rugged terrain. The ability to offer ‘Eyes on’ a target
for hostile roadside actions, laser guidance, GPS
details for ordinance assistance and support is crucial
for successful operations. HSE helicopter packages
include the ability to pickup and drop custom payloads
via the easy to use wireless navigation systems.
Optional custom payloads include IR, HD, and night
vision cameras. The Military Autopilot option allows for
sensors, ammo, and other critical supplies to be dropped
via GPS coordinates in the field.
HazMat and Sensing
Operations UAV Applications
|Unfortunately, in today’s
warfare biologic and chemical WMD’s are now a reality.
The ability to offer real time sensor capabilities in a
hostile environment can be a matter of life and death
for our forces in the field. HSE helicopters have the
ability to pickup and drop custom sensing payloads to
detect radiation and ‘sniff’ for biologic agents,
pathogens and other types of airborne elements that a
combat group may encounter. Rapidly deployed from a
central command area, HSE helicopters offer safe and
reliable flights over hazardous or potentially toxic
zones to offer real time data and sensing information.
surveillance packages offer better intelligence, higher
quality real time data, and ‘stealth’ ability.
on’ a target support for hostile roadside actions, laser
guidance, and GPS details for ordinance assistance
helicopters offer safe and reliable flights over
hazardous or potentially toxic zones to offer real time
data and sensing information
UAV Military Platform
The US Air Force, US Army, and US
Marine Corps each categorize military UAV platforms into different sets
of tiers. Tiers are used to differentiate UAVs by size, speed, flight
ceiling, functionality, and capabilities. What follows is an explanation
for each branch’s system of tiers along with UAV Business Review’s
attempt at unifying the three systems into an all-encompassing set of
categories to be used for classifying UAV platforms.
US Air Force
The Air Force categorizes military
UAV platforms in five tiers as follows:
Low altitude, long endurance
Medium altitude, long endurance (MALE)
High altitude, long endurance
conventional UAV (or HALE UAV). Complementary to the Tier III
High altitude, long endurance low-observable UAV. Same
parameters as, and complementary to, the Tier II+ aircraft
The Army categorizes military UAV
platforms in three tiers as follows:
Short Range Tactical UAVs
Medium Range Tactical UAVs
US Marine Corps
The Marines categorize military
UAV platforms in four tiers as follows:
Small UAVs (hand-launched)
Small Tactical UAVs
Formerly the RQ-2 Pioneer