Regents Approve Center for Development, Research and Testing of Unmanned Aircraft in Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has approved the establishment of the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) as a joint Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) center.

The LSUASC will function in the general areas of research, development, testing and training to support safely integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace and would be headquartered in Corpus Christi.

“This approval by the Board of Regents strengthens the position of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in becoming one of six federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President/CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “With our research and development capabilities, we are poised to become a leader in what promises to be the future of aviation.”

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