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TAMUCC Selected as 1 of 6 FAA Drone Test Sites

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The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi as one of six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

The Island University will be helping with testing and research of the unmanned aerial systems and collect scientific data about how the aircraft can operate safely with other air traffic.

For the last two years, TAMUCC has been using unmanned aircraft for sea grass mapping, detecting oil spills and hotspots in wild fires, monitoring hurricanes, and herd counting for ranchers.

The other five locations include the University of Alaska, University of Nevada, Griffiss International Airport in New York, North Dakota Department of Commerce and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

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