UAS in the National Airspace: Not ‘If,’ but ‘When’

Swanka Burnette
Business Development Manager


Depending on where you stand in the unmanned community I can almost guarantee you’ve overheard a version of one or all of the following:

  • “We’re at least three years away from true integration.”
  • “It’s the data you get off the drone that matters most, not the drone itself.”
  • “There is so much uncertainty from a regulatory/policy standpoint.”
  • “The counter-UAS community will need to grow in lock-step with the general unmanned industry to address the serious potential for bad actors to use drones for nefarious reasons.”

Here’s the reality about unmanned vehicles technology:

  • The technology exists today and continues to develop.
  • The industry overlays are nearly endless, including package delivery, construction, agriculture, law enforcement/first responder, insurance, photography and more.
  • The FAA is working closely with jurisdictions across the United States to integrate unmanned aircraft into our airspace.

Here’s what experts are saying about unmanned:

Loudoun County is the data capital of the world and home to dozens of Inc. 5000 Companies. We can offer your business easy access to the D.C. metro area, a talented workforce, greenfield space along the Silver Line commuter train line, and a location just a few miles from Dulles International Airport.

Contact me today to follow the data (off your drone or otherwise) to Loudoun County, Virginia.