Senate drone infrastructure inspection bill introduced
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the Senate that seeks to create the mechanisms and allot $100 million in funding for the deployment of drones in infrastructure inspections overseen by local, state, and US government entities.
The Senate’s newly tabled Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant (DIIG) Act aims to promote use of drones in inspections across the US, and support the training of pilots and technicians who will be needed to operate that increased aerial activity. Sponsored by Jacky Rosen (D-NV), John Boozman (R-AR), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), DIIG echoes legislation introduced in the House last September to “establish in the Department of Transportation a drone infrastructure inspection grant program and a drone education and training grant program, and for other purposes.”
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