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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina is 1 of about three dozen states that want to become a testing site for using unmanned drones for domestically. MORE Monday at 5 The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Federal Aviation Administration plans to conduct tests at six locations to determine how drones operate in different environments.
FAA spokesman Les Dorr said the agency cannot reveal the identities of the 50 applicants for testing, or how many applicants each state has.
Some South Carolina lawmakers have filed bills to restrict the use of drones.
Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis worries the drones might be misused.
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site Selection Process Commences February 14, 2013 – The FAA has released a Screening Information Request (SIR) on the FAA Contracting Opportunities website which commences the selection process for six UAS Test Sites as required by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. In conjunction with the UAS SIR release, the FAA will also publish a Request for Comments (RFC) in the Federal Register to solicit public input for the development of a privacy approach as it relates to the operation of the UAS Test Sites. It is expected that this Federal Register posting (FAA-2013-0061) will follow the SIR release by a few days.
Originally posted by NightFlight
reply to post by ExhibitEx
I live in SC. We have tremendous unemployment and this would be very beneficial to our state.
I'm not happy about it, but it sure would put food on the table and maybe bring about a reuse of the many closed military bases that are scattered about SC.
Its a dilemma, but don't post that joke...
Originally posted by jazztrance
I don't even lock my car doors here, maybe in Chaleston, but I NEVER lock my car. Ive never been shot at, have never seen a gang member, there are lots of drugs in every state not just here, we aren't a prime terrorist target, the largest building we have is the house of blues haha,,we did have a rapist busted down the street but he had just moved here from north Carolina, maybe drones out over the ocean would be ok, I don't care for them over me.