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A Code Of Conduct, For Drones?
Posted By admin On July 3, 2012 @ 7:45 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
July 3, 2012
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually, it’s a drone.
And now those unmanned aircraft, best known for being used by the U.S. to kill terrorism suspects  overseas, have a new state-of-the-art feature: a code of conduct.
The trade group for companies that make and operate drones has issued the code partly, at least, in response to privacy concerns. That’s because these gizmos don’t just target Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan; they’re used domestically for everything from law enforcement  to crop-dusting.
“The emergence of unmanned aircraft systems represents one of the most significant advancements to aviation, the scientific community, and public service since the beginning of flight,” Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said in a statement Monday on the group’s website . “With a commitment to safety, professionalism and respect, we can ensure unmanned aircraft are integrated responsibly into civil airspace.”
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URLs in this post:
 NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/07/02/156163017/a-code-of-conduct-for-drones
 kill terrorism suspects: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/11/145025501/u-s-resumes-drone-strikes-in-pakistan
 law enforcement: http://www.npr.org/2011/12/05/143144146/drone-technology-finding-its-way-to-american-skies
 group’s website: http://www.auvsi.org/AUVSI/News/#COC
 FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-official-no-armed-drones-in-u-s.html
 Congress to Push Drone Oversight to DHS?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-to-push-drone-oversight-to-dhs.html
 Predator Drones to Fly Over Texas-Mexico Border by Fall: http://www.prisonplanet.com/predator-drones-to-fly-over-texas-mexico-border-by-fall.html
 Pilot Group Expresses Concern Over Sharing the Sky With Drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pilot-group-expresses-concern-over-sharing-the-sky-with-drones.html
 FAA Predicts 10,000 Drones Could Be In the Skies By 2020: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-predicts-10000-drones-could-be-in-the-skies-by-2020.html
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