Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Droning away: Which agencies requested FAA permission for spy drones?

Which Texas police agencies  and  educational institutions have requested permission to  use unmanned drones from the Federal Aviation Administration? Reports Texas Watchdog, via EFF:
Texas is home to many: the Houston and Arlington police departments; the Texas Department of Public Safety; the Hays County Office of Emergency Management in San Marcos; Texas A&M University Corpus Christi; Texas A&M – Texas Engineering Experiment Station in College Station and Texas State University in San Marcos
See a map of the agencies given permission to fly drones here.

EFF officials also obtained a list of private drone manufacturers authorized to fly drones domestically.


Anonymous said...

Hope we get to find out the rest of the story about some of these.

Anonymous said...

Check the map for Texas. Some are expired.