Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.

 

On a special installment, host Grant Guillot takes a visit to the Choctaw Nation UAS Beyond test site to see how they are working with private industry and state regulators to push the boundaries of the drone industry. Among the proponents of the project is Speaker Charles McCall of the Oklahoma House of State Representatives.

The one-of-a kind-facility is located deep in the heart of the Choctaw Nation on land that has not ever been disrupted. Over the next decade, the site will see massive investments in building multiple facilities and a runway, making way for tremendous aerospace research to occur there.

“All kinds of operations are performed here for us to test [advances in] drone technology. This is what we’re calling phase zero of our test site. This is the initial, temporary facility. You have amazing terrain diversity and this pristine property, where we can simulate all sorts of are

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