Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting. Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.
“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”
Valerie Crowder reports on arrests at drone protest
About 250 anti-war protestors from across New York and several other states rallied at Hancock Air National Guard base Sunday to protest the military’s use of armed drones. The demonstrators wore long, black robes, carried fake coffins, and held pictures of innocent victims of drone strikes as they solemnly walked along Thompson Road to the base’s gates. They tapped drums and chanted “arrest the war criminals.”