|WCSI Local News|
Camp Atterbury learned Monday that it will not become a national test site for unmanned aircraft known as drones.
Our news gathering partners at "The Republic" report the decision means the area near Camp Atterbury likely won’t get the large economic boost predicted for the federal test sites. Camp Atterbury airspace manager Lt. Col. Matt Sweeney told the paper drone testing and training activity are still expected to increase substantially in coming years at the military facility near Edinburgh.
Camp Atterbury had applied as part of a joint venture between Indiana and Ohio to become one of six sites used by the Federal Aviation Administration to study drone technology and how unmanned aircraft can be safely implemented into the skies with other planes and helicopters.
For more information, go to http://www.therepublic.com/.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 6:21:31 AM
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