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NASA Selects Nevada as Drone Testing Site – Downtown Reno, News 4 Live

NASA Selects Nevada as Drone Testing Site – Downtown Reno, News 4 Live

NASA Selects Nevada as Drone Testing Site – News 4

NASA has selected Nevada as the first in the country to test out new drone technology with Reno as a drone testing site.For the first time, they will be able to operate beyond visual line of sight downtown. It’s the first time in U.S. history this type of drone testing is being done in an urban area and beyond visual line of site.

The testing will aim to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace System. If testing goes as planned it will change the way we look at drones, providing growth opportunities for everything from package delivery to construction and first responder operations.

Dr. Chris Walach, executive director of NIAS, was interviewed by News 4,

“This is a large operation with multiple drones that are tested a myriad of technology we are testing out for the first time. But of course, we are doing everything as safely as possible to protect the public and privacy of Reno.” 

News 4, 2 April 2019, Reno, Nevada

News 4 Reporter:  Samantha Smerechniak

Media video link:  https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6522333996133810176

More about NIAS

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, a non-profit corporation, leads the growth of the Nevada Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Industry. This occurs through business teaming relationships, collaboration with primary research institutions, and helping enhance the UAS industry knowledge base in order to attract new and permanent business within the State of Nevada.