A developer from the 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, presents an unmanned aerial vehicle for NATO representatives from seven countries during a demonstration at Indiana's Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, which is one of several facilities integrated within the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center.
ABOUT THE OHIO/INDIANA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center
In 2013, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced a unique joint initiative, recognizing that the rapidly emerging role of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in domestic aviation could benefit from the two states’ strong resource base of facilities, research, and industry. The governors directed the integration of several existing facilities in Ohio and Indiana into one comprehensive and synergistic operation.
The mission of the Ohio/Indiana UASC is two-fold:
The UASC provides a diverse mix of restricted air ranges for testing and development. Whether the need is for urban, forested, maritime, or open space test facilities; UAV capable airfields; computing and simulation facilities; or access to state-of-the-art academia and industry, the combined capabilities of the Ohio/Indiana UASC can meet the needs of virtually any user in the UAS community. The Center also provides proximity to major federal research locations such as Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB),the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), NASA Glenn Research Center, and Navy Crane.
- Advance the commercialization of technology through research, design, testing, and evaluation and the subsequent certification of systems or system components.
- Support the UAS community in research and development, facilitating safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS).