Friday, December 7, 2012

UAVs touted at JCEDF dinner

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Unmanned aerial systems were the focus of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation dinner at the Ocean Springs Civic Center. George Freeland, executive director of JCEDF, said that in economic development, it's important to pursue fields with high potential. And that's the case with UAVs. At Moss Point finishing work is done on Fire Scout unmanned helicopters and the central fuselage is built on all variants of the Global Hawk, including the Navy's version, Triton. The featured speakers were Walt Kreitler, director of the Triton program for Northrop Grumman, and Michael Toscano, president and CEO of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. (Source: Mississippi Press, 12/06/12)