The FAA is giving drone manufacturers three more months to get their devices ready for Remote ID broadcasting. The effective date of Remote ID compliance for drone makers has been pushed back from September 16, 2022, to December 16, 2022. But this policy change comes with a “discretionary” caveat.

In a document published this week, the FAA acknowledges that there has been a delay on the agency’s part in formalizing the “accepted means of compliance,” referring to the under-the-hood methods by which a company would comply with the performance-based requirements for remote identification of drones.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has helped the FAA to establish these standards by seeking input from both drone manufacturers and regulators.

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