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Tue, Sep 12, 2006

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.12.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"[The Army] goes 24/7, 365 days a year [and] intermingles armed aircraft, medivacs, commercial aircraft, FedEx, and 20-30 UAVs everyday, all day. It has never had a UAV accident. It has had some close calls."

Source: Colonel Don Hazelwood, head of the US Army’s unmanned air system acquisition program office, speaking at last month's AUVSI Conference in Orlando on the Army's successful track record with the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles in such busy theaters of operation as Iraq. If UAVs can operate successfully there, Hazelwood states, they should be able to operate in national airspace, as well.

FMI: www.army.mil

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