[JURIST] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) [official website] announced [press release] on Monday the selection of six locations that will serve as research and testing sites for non-military applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones [JURIST backgrounder]. In February 2012, Congress ordered the agency to research the use of drones as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2012 [bill text, PDF] and the selection of testing locations represents the latest development for the future of drone use in...

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