US bill seeks to give remote military drone operators tax-free combat status

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In a move that may get Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other Internal Revenue Service-averse billionaires contemplating a move into the armed forces, legislation has been tabled in the US seeking to extend many remote operators of military drones the same tax-exempt combat compensation that troops in combat battle receive.

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House passes Advanced Air Mobility Coordination bill

Lost amid the dramatic push for – and final securing of – passage of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure draft law last week was the vote approving of another bill designed to have far-reaching consequences for the country: the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act.

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New law set to restrict drone use near airports in the United Kingdom

According to a transport minister, there have been more than 50 near-misses between drones and manned aircraft, including this one at Gatwick Airport, during the last twelve months in the United Kingdom. Drone users will face new restrictions starting in 2018. A new proposed law will likely give the police new powers to land drones suspected of involvement in criminal activity and will restrict drone use near airports.

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