Have you seen the UAS 'Drone Tracker' cruising around western North Dakota?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drone) operations at a test site in North Dakota. Now, with this BVLOS operation approval, operators can now develop, test, and evaluate new applications for UAS technology at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
The purpose of the Drone Tracker is to track, locate and recover Unmanned Aerial Vehicles operating in the Beyond Visual Line of Sight corridor. In the event that an operator loses contact or experiences a loss of command & control of the UAS.
Expensive airframes, equipment, or payload may need to be recovered and the Drone Tracker will be further equipped to do the job with communications and imaging equipment to locate and recover valuable airframes and payloads.