A 50-mile long drone test corridor was unveiled in Rome, NY on Sept. 28. Dubbed the Unmanned Aircraft System Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE), the designated airspace seeks to prove technology exists to make unmanned commercial aircraft flights viable at low altitudes.
The U-SAFE corridor utilizes numerous radars to detect and track drones. The eventual goal is to allow long-distance flights in airspace shared with manned aircraft along designated drone "superhighway" flight paths.
U-SAFE is a $250M program being led by Gryphon Sensors in the Central New York region.