First U.S. drone research center will focus on soil studies: FAA

WASHINGTON Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:15pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first of six U.S. test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research will start flight operations during the week of May 5, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday.

The site in North Dakota will begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS, with the initial goal to agricultural research including checking soil quality and the status of crops.

(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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Big2Tex wrote:
This is a total lie once again from the Obama regime. the spy drones are looking at private property and planning the confiscation, ala Nevada. The biggest question is are the drones armed? Don’t ever trust this government. Government is the enemy of a free society.

Apr 21, 2014 8:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Big2Tex wrote:
This is a total lie once again from the Obama regime. the spy drones are looking at private property and planning the confiscation, ala Nevada. The biggest question is are the drones armed? Don’t ever trust this government. Government is the enemy of a free society.

Apr 21, 2014 8:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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