But not many would know that Oklahoma is the epicenter for the development of drones’ more technical names — Unmanned Aerial Systems, or UAS.
In particular, Oklahoma State University has one of the largest UAS engineering programs in the United States. Research and applications fall on both civilian and military purposes for such aircraft.
OSU hosted a forum on UAS programs Oct. 26.
“We have a role to play similar to what happened in Silicon Valley,” OSU President Burns Hargis said.