Titus Announces Selection of Nevada as UAS Test Site

Dec 30, 2013
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December 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - Today the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Nevada as one of the six sites selected to test integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the national airspace. Congresswoman Dina Titus, a member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, has long-advocated for Nevada’s application for this vital program. 
 
“From the development of the U-2 spy plane in the 1950’s, to the MQ-1 and MQ-9 systems stationed at Creech Air Force Base, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada has a decades-long, proud history advancing our nation’s aerospace industry,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “The selection of Nevada as a test site for the integration of UAS technologies is a perfect fit and I am proud to have advocated on behalf of our state. This decision will help grow local businesses already working in the UAS industry, as well as attract new ventures to Nevada.”