Ohio Hosts UAS Conference This Summer


1145_thinkstockphotos-466013534 Ohio Hosts UAS Conference This SummerOhio's Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) and the Wright Brothers chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are hosting an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) conference in Ohio this summer.

On Aug. 25-26 – for the fourth year running – the state-focused UAS conference will be held in Dayton. Last year's event saw over 700 attendees and 70 exhibitors from the U.S., Israel, Mexico and Australia.

‘Ohio now has the infrastructure in place to capture a sizable share of the emerging UAS market,’ says Ryan Smith, state director of UAS operations. ‘We have an incredibly strong UAS manufacturing pipeline, we've got a strong research and development presence, and we have nationally recognized training facilities like Sinclair.

“The piece that we've added to complete the full spectrum is usable airspace. Through the work we've done with our partners and the relationships we're building with the [Federal Aviation Administration], there are now over 130 locations around the state where you can fly a UAS, suitable for a number of various missions.’

More information on the Ohio UAS Conference can be found here.

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