Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dayton UAV Center Funding

Ohio releases $2.5M for Dayton UAV center. Dayton Business Journal (9/15, Cogliano) reported,

Money to launch a center for unmanned aircraft is on the way to Dayton.

The state controlling board Monday released $2.5 million to the University of Dayton’s IDCAST, which submitted the proposal for the UAV center — called the Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Exploitation.

The 6,000-square-foot UAV center will be located in the 25,000-square-foot Air Force Center for Rapid Product Development, at 104 Janney St. in Dayton. The project advances unmanned aerial vehicle technology by supporting research for national security and emergency response applications.

In May, the state awarded $3 million to launch the center as part of its Wright Projects Program.The state released the first part, $500,000, earlier this summer.

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