Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Selected for Drone Program

The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as one of six test sites to further study the uses of unmanned aircraft systems, the controversial machines commonly referred to as drones, school officials said Monday.

The school's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center had submitted its application in May. The Coastal Bend location was one of 25 submitted by groups in as many as 24 states, the FAA said in a statement. Sites in Alaska, New York, Virginia, North Dakota and Nevada also were chosen.

School officials submitted the proposal after Congress in 2012 passed the ...

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