Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force Releases

Photos courtesy of Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Academy of Model Aeronautics.

On Tuesday, the Legislative Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) released its Interim Report to the Legislature in accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 6, which passed the Legislature last session.

The Task Force reviewed multiple potential UAS scenarios focusing on privacy, economic development, law enforcement, anticipated mission types, and safety. The Task Force spent a significant amount of time evaluating Alaska’s existing privacy laws to avoid recommending duplicative laws for UAS, considered ways to encourage the economic development and safe uses of UAS in Alaska, and supported public education to address concerns and harness the benefits of UAS in life saving and other beneficial applications.

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