UAS Maker Comes to Nevada, Brings 400 Jobs

521_478321735 UAS Maker Comes to Nevada, Brings 400 JobsPasadena, Calif.-based unmanned aerial systems (UAS) maker Ashima Devices is making a move to Reno, Nev.

According to an article on the Reno-Gazette Journal, the company is bringing 400 jobs to the area within the next four years by moving its headquarters, which includes research and development and manufacturing, to Reno.

The University of Nevada, Reno, will work with the company to create programs for students who are interested in working in the UAS industry.

Ashima produces what are called “Hexpuck” UAS, which are circular aircraft operated via tablet and designed for groups such as police and fire departments.

In June, Nevada’s UAS test site became the third of six sites to become operational in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the state of Nevada team a two-year certificate of waiver or authorization to use an Insitu ScanEagle at the private Desert Rock Airport in Mercury.

Read the Reno-Gazette Journal report here.

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