FAA allows Army to fly UAVs in national airspace

09/17/2010 | National Defense

The Army has received permission from the FAA to fly unmanned aircraft in national airspace at night. Ground-based radar and GPS systems will allow the drones to avoid civilian and commercial traffic. The Army is implementing this "zero-conflict airspace" system in several phases, the first of which involves detecting a manned aircraft coming into airspace occupied by the unmanned aircraft.

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