The emergence of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technologies is expected to be the next great evolution of civil aviation not only in the United States, but also around the world. With an industrial heritage rooted in aerospace and sensing systems, Central New York and the Mohawk Valley regions are leading the way with the development of a dynamic corridor of innovation and testing that will take the UAS industry to new heights.

This industry is taking off from our strategic launchpad of support, which includes state investments, an integrated advanced manufacturing supply chain, critical industry-university partnerships, a strong network of industry partners, cutting-edge military and research assets, and an FAA UAS test site with Class C & D airspace available for testing at Griffiss International Airport. New York State is committed to safely integrating UAS into the national airspace and ensuring a successful lift-off for UAS commercialization.

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