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ABSI Included in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC)

ABSI Defense is pleased to join other Unmanned Systems industry leaders to assist in the development of a standardization roadmap to identify existing standards, developing standards, and gaps relating to the safe mass integration of drones into the existing National Airspace System (NAS).

ANSI’s notification about the formation of the collaborative states, “UASSC’s roadmap will include a proposed timeline for completion of the work and list organizations that can perform the work. The aim is to describe the current standards landscape, articulate standardization needs, drive coordinated standards activity, minimize duplication of effort, and inform resource allocation for standards participation.”

ABSI joins other UAS industry leaders and commercial organizations invested in the development of standards governing UAS regulation including Apple, AT&T, Bell Helicopter, NASA Ames Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, and others.

“It is an honor and a responsibility to be part of this collaborative,” ABSI CEO Chris Sacco stated. “There is a lot of work to be done and a lot of competing goals, regulations and objectives, but the bottom line will be to establish a system in which there is room for UAS technology to continue to develop and to expand safely across the national airspace.”

The group is currently developing the standardization roadmap, with working groups meeting twice monthly to consider use cases and the level of airspace, risk, and regulatory environments involved with each.

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