July 10, 2012
Tue, 2012-07-10 10:11 AM
The state of Oklahoma was selected in late June to be the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s test site for the department’s Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) Program.
The program will research and test Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), focusing on possible applications for first responders, including search and rescue scenarios, response to radiological and chemical incidents and fire response and mapping.
Research facilities and air space around Ft. Sill, near Lawton, will be key to the program said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on June 29.
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