First part of 50-mile Central New York drone air corridor launched

Officials on Thursday launched what they touted as the first air corridor in the nation where unmanned aerial vehicles can safely fly beyond line of sight for testing and development.

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, or Nuair, officially activated the corridor by flying a manned aircraft and a small drone in airspace over and around Griffiss International Airport.

Ground-based sensors and radars developed by Gryphon Sensors, a spinoff of Syracuse-based SRC Inc., detected and tracked both aircraft in a demonstration that allowed air traffic managers to keep the two craft a safe distance from each other …

Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard | Sept. 28, 2017


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