Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drone site decision coming soon

Economic development offices and major research universities across the nation are waiting great anticipation for a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration on where to place research and test sites for drones. The FAA decision could be worth billions of dollars in economic activity and tens of thousands of new jobs. Mississippi's site would be at Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg, where the National Guard has been testing Predator drones for years, said James Poss, a retired Air Force major general who now directs strategic init iatives at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University. (Source: Washington Post, 12/19/13) Previous related