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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Feb 3, 2014 05:37 PM CST

Trimble this month added to the squadron of unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) waiting to take off to scout American farm fields. The Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution looks like a stealth fighter and promises to be one of the fastest and smartest aircraft in the group.

However, since the FAA has not yet issued regulations on commercial UAV use, all those aircraft might be waiting awhile. I know, I know, a lot of UAVs are already flying over farms. Let's just say those flights are in a regulatory grey space now. Manufacturers and resellers are waiting for the bureaucratic fog ...

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