New partnership for unmanned flight in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Unmanned aircraft could become a common sight in Clark County.

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center announced a partnership Monday with the City of Springfield and Springfield-Beckley Airport.

They are collaborating on a new precision agriculture program at Clark State Community College that educates students in the operation of UAS, remote sensing and data processing.

“With new UAS hanger space planned for completion this fall, the Springfield airport will be the “go to” location for academia and businesses looking to support effective and efficient UAS development and operations, ” said Dick Honneywell, UASC’s Executive Director. “We are pleased to be partnering with the City of Springfield and we believe this is a strong first step to increase UAS economic growth in the region.”

The UASC is a joint effort to advance unmanned aircraft operations for businesses and government entities.

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