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07.15.2014

Company With Indianapolis Ties To Help Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS (December 30, 2013) Today the Federal Aviation Administration named six states as official UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) test sites. These states, Virginia, Texas, Alaska, Nevada, New York and North Dakota, will benefit through job creation and have the ability to gain a leg up on research that will impact state, economic growth before US airspace opens to all 50 states in 2015.

The integration of UAVs into US airspace is projected to affect the agricultural market significantly (see info-graphic).

PrecisionHawk, with offices in Raleigh, NC and Indianapolis, IN, has been working hard to create a platform that serves as the small UAV for FAA testing purposes.

As a part of the Department of Homeland Security RAPS (Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety) program, PrecisionHawk UAV platform will be tested to determine how civilian UAVs will operate safely in national airspace.

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