University Looks to Land Spot in Drone Program

A federal program that aims to significantly expand the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in national airspace within the next three years could have a Texas component.

On Monday, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with support from Gov. Rick Perry’s office, will submit an application to the Federal Aviation Administration with the hope that Texas will be selected as one of the testing sites for the controversial aircraft. If the application is approved, it could mean more than 8,200 jobs and an economic impact of $6.5 billion over the next 12 years for the state, according ...

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