Six years after the skies over Foremost were pegged as a perfect venue to host drone and unmanned aircraft development, Ottawa has permanently designated the range for long-range testing.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau made the announcement late last week. Now officials with the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems are preparing to book wide-scale operations in 2017.
“This gives companies a sandbox to work in,” said Doug Hanna, chief technical officer with the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicles Systems.
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