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SA 109. Mr. COCHRAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 95 submitted by Mr. Brown of Ohio (for himself and Mr. Portman) and intended to be proposed to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered
to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end, add the following:
(e) Certification and Flight Standards for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems.--The Secretary of Defense shall establish a process to develop certification and flight standards for military unmanned aerial systems at relevant test sites referred to in subsection (a)(1).
(f) Centers of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Systems.--Within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall designate a coalition of institutions to assist with integration matters described in subsection (a) as a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Systems. When establishing a new Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Systems, the Administrator shall consult with the Secretary of Defense to ensure the Center of Excellence enhances existing efforts
of Department of Defense Centers of Excellence regarding unmanned aerial systems.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 17, 2011.)