Nevada UAS, Northern Plains UAS test sites partner to test counter UAS technology

Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), managers of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS test site, has team with Northern Plains UAS test site to test counter-UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technology at the Denver International Airport (DIA), the company said.

Unmanned aerial systems that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose a serious threat to manned aviation safety. The FAA and its partners are working to evaluate new technologies for detecting unmanned aircraft near airports, and this DIA FAA test represents a milestone in developing minimum operational performance standards for drone detection at airport and critical infrastructure locations.

The Nevada Team included Nevada-based Eye in the Sky UAS, Colorado-based UASUSA, North Dakota-based ISight RPV Services and the Nevada UAS Test Site flight team.

Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems helps to grow the autonomous systems industry through business teaming, partnerships, research and development and education awareness to bring in business and jobs to the State of Nevada and to facilitate full and safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System.