New York selects vendors to build drone traffic management system

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One of the nation's seven federally supported drone testing sites — New York's — made key selections of private sector partners this week that will aid researchers as they strive for safe operation of the aircraft beyond visual line-of-sight.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, which oversees a 50-mile drone corridor that runs from Syracuse to Rome, awarded contracts to Gryphon Sensors and defense contractor Raytheon as part of a $30 million investment to spur industry growth and improve public trust as companies like Amazon and Domino's Pizza await regulations that would allow them to use the technology as a regular delivery method.

 

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May 9th 2018