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Agency:    Department of Defense--Military
Bureau:    Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Account:    Operational test and evaluation (97-0460)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Comptroller Program/Budget
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOD.GOV   703-697-5131
UAV Systems and Operations Validation Facility

1 recipient will receive $4,900,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: The USOVF projects addresses three main focus areas: (1) Provide airspace coordination with the FAA for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators and testers; (2) Develop UAS operating processes and procedures. This includes approach and departure plates, standard instrument, and standard terminal arrival routes for various airports, as well as alternate or diversion airports in case of an in-flight emergency; (3) Develop a test and evaluation infrastructure for UAS operators and testers with flight operation facilities in New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. These geographic areas are sparesely populated and are excellent test locations from which to fly mature and experimental UAVs.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
New Mexico State University $4,900 Public Educational Institution
Las Cruces, NM
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-622
Location: Line 2, Page 359
Citation Excerpt: UAV Systems and Operations Validation Facility

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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