Maryland open drone testing site


August 5, 2014
Zaina Kahuk
News Writer

The University of Maryland cut the ribbon Tuesday for one of the first sights in the country that allows private companies to test drones. Unmanned choppers are already lifting heavy cargo and supplying troops in Afghanistan, but the FAA and Justice Department are taking a while deciding whether or not to allow commercial drones to fly in America. The unmanned aircraft systems test site is the at St. Mary’s airport in Southern Maryland. John Landford says drones have the potential to change our lives as much as cell phones and GPS.


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