FAA faces deadline for licensing UAVs next month

04/30/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

By May 14, the Federal Aviation Administration must write rules regarding how it will license unmanned aerial vehicles capable of flying at low altitudes, many of which have been acquired by local law enforcement agencies. It is also expected to develop plans for integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace by 2015. While supporters of the UAVs think the FAA is not moving fast enough, critics say the timeline is too short and note that the UAVs could arouse privacy concerns.

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