Governor Cuomo Unveils 23rd Proposal of 2020 State of the State: Investing $9 Million In Unmanned Aerial System Experimentation and Test Facility at Griffiss International Airport

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sun, 01/05/2020 - 10:10

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 23rd proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda - investing $9 million to establish a small unmanned aerial system, or sUAS, experimentation and test facility at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, Oneida County. This "skydome" will be a year-round indoor sUAS research facility that will support the safe experimentation of drone technology and techniques, including secure command and control, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, autonomy, sense-and-avoid, and other techniques that will enable applications such as emergency management services, damage assessment and recovery search and rescue.