The First All-Drone Airport is Opening in Texas

A Grey Shadow drone, the same type of aircraft slated to be housed at a new complex in El Paso's Fort Bliss.

A Grey Shadow drone, the same type of aircraft slated to be housed at a new complex in El Paso’s Fort Bliss.

In Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas a new airport is being built. But it won’t cater to pilots or offer any amenities common to the typical airstrip –because this one is being built exclusively to house the U.S Army aerial drones.

If an aerial drone fleet housed in a state of the art bunker sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, you’re not far off. The Texas Standard’s David Brown speaks with John Horgan, writer for the Scientific American online and teacher at the Stevens Institute for Technology.

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