Tuesday, February 24, 2015

EDC gets drone center study grant

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- The Okaloosa County Economic Development Council has been awarded a state grant that will partially be used to fund further study of the proposed unmanned vehicle test center. The EDC has partnered with the University of Florida for the past five years to develop the Autonomous Vehicle Center test facility south of the college’s Research and Engineering Education Facility just outside Eglin Air Force Base. The EDC was recently awarded a $285,000 Florida Defense Support Taskforce grant, which will used to help fund three major initiatives the EDC is undertaking, including the Advanced Energy Technology Center. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/23/15)