The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

///The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

I’ve reported before about NASA taking a leading role in the development of the new UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System, now the UK government is getting involved.

This is positive news for the global drone industry, NASA is already working with the US government and a number of major US companies including Google, Amazon and Verizon. Adding the UK into the mix will make the planned UTM system even more universal.

The UK government is working with NASA to build a tracking system for civilian drones.

A potential system could involve commercial drone pilots having to enter their details into an online database that holds information about their flights below 500ft.

Lord Ahmad Tariq, the Under Secretary of State for Transport, confirmed in the House of Lords that the government was having discussions with the American space agency and wanted to help trial any systems that are produced.

“The Government are in early discussions with NASA about the drone traffic management system,” he said.

NASA and the UK Work Together on Drone Traffic System

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:18+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

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