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The NIST sUAS Standard Test is a reproducible method to objectively evaluate and measure proficiency and control of the aircraft.

Initially intended for public safety departments, this test series is affordable and standardizes training.

ASTM International through their Homeland Security Subcommittee created a Response Robots (E54.09) Report that standardized more than twenty test methods created by NIST. Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA), DroneResponders and the National Fire Protection Association have all adopted this methodology for Public Safety sUAS programs. The NFPA references this in the "Job Performance Requirements" section of the Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used for Public Safety Operations (NFPA 2400).

"Emergency response organizations can quantitatively establish reliability and confidence during training before drones and remote pilots are deployed in real-life situations."

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