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Farnborough 2012: Oklahoma plans UAV test range

13th July 2012 - 14:43 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Farnborough

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The Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Systems Council is anticipating the release of an RfP from the FAA for the establishment of six test sites for UAVs.

Stephen McKeever, secretary of science and technology for the state of Oklahoma, told Shephard at the Farnborough International Airshow that a decision from the FAA is expected by the end of the year, and ‘the purpose is to fly these systems in the national airspace'.

Oklahoma wants to be one of six designated test ranges in the US, for which approximately 25 are competing, and McKeever said it is leveraging its experience in the military

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Beth Stevenson

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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