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Kansas State Salina Gets FAA Contract

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kansas State University-Salina has been selected to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems.

The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement with K-State Salina for the university to test industry standards for small unmanned aircraft systems set by the F38 technical committee of ASTM International.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the small systems the school will test typically weigh 55 pounds or less. K-State Salina unmanned aircraft systems program manager Mark Blanks says the project will involve testing standards to identify weaknesses.

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