State prepares to apply for unmanned aerial vehicle test site

BY JENNIFER PALMER

The FAA is expected to choose six states by the end of the year, a designation that would give flight to the budding UAS industry here.

Don’t call them drones, the mindless, empty aircraft used by military fighters for target practice.

Though unmanned aerial vehicles fly without a human pilot on board, today’s models are sophisticated, cheap and safe — and they are being designed, manufactured and flown right here in Oklahoma, industry officials say.
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