Drone tests: Not in Mich.

But Sawyer could still play role in overall process

Despite Michigan not being selected as one of six prized Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, opportunities may still exist for K.I. Sawyer to be involved in future development of the technology.

In December, FAA officials announced the agency had selected six unmanned aircraft systems research and test site operators across the country. The announcement came after a 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, including Michigan.

The six test site operators selected by the FAA were the University of Alaska, state of Nevada, New York’s Griffiss International Airport, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Texas A&M University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

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