Tue, Sep 12, 2006
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
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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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.
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