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Unmanned Aerial Systems

 

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), sometimes referred to as drones, are multi-use aircraft controlled from a licensed operator on the ground. The benefits of UAS are wide ranging and impact nearly all aspects of highway transportation-replacing boots on the ground, increasing accuracy, speeding up data collection, and providing access to hard-to-reach locations.


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Updated: 09/13/2018
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