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NUAIR & New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Host Fourth Annual NYS Public Safety UAS Summit

Over 150 New York State public safety officials attend UAS Summit designed to inform and showcase the latest drone technologies developed specifically to assist public safety operations.

On August 16 and 17, NUAIR and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) held their fourth annual New York State Public Safety UAS Summit, a two-day uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drone) summit designed specifically for New York State public safety officials.

Day one was held at the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in Oriskany, NY and day two held at Griffiss International Airport, Rome.

The UAS Summit attracted over 150 public safety officials from across the state who received updates on the latest drone regulations pertinent to first responders and witnessed live demonstrations of the latest UAS technology and services designed specifically to help public safety operations.

The first day of the UAS Summit held at the SPTC provided ample opportunities for learning and sharing best practices for drone operations in various public safety situations. The morning session featured a presentation by Mike O’Shea, program manager and public safety liaison for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with an update on the latest UAS policies and regulations. Followed by an update by NUAIR CEO Ken Stewart and NUAIR’s NYFLY program, which provides continuous training to New York State agencies and has helped over 70 NYS agencies implement their drone programs. Participants also learned of the latest updates and policies that relate to counter UAS –technologies and services developed strictly to help agencies defend community assets and its people against the nefarious use of drones.


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