Thursday, May 10, 2012

MSU hosting UAS symposium

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Some of the nation's leading experts in unmanned aerial systems will be at Mississippi State University May 14-16 for the 2012 UAS Symposium. The symposium will focus on the impact of unmanned aircraft technology on research, defense, homeland security, law, and public policy. The university and the Association of Unmanned Aerial Systems International-Mississippi are co-hosts. The program features a lineup of speakers, panel discussions, flight demonstrations, and tours. Maj. Gen. James O. Poss, U.S. Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, will deliver the keynote address Tuesday. (Source: MSU, 05/09/12) Gulf Coast note: Fire Scout and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, or systems, are built in part in Moss Point, Miss., and bases in the region are involved in UAV activities.