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Role for Cape as FAA picks NY site for drone
Area around Joint Base Cape Cod effected until February 13,
The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen Griffiss International Airport
in northern New York as one of six unmanned aircraft systems research and test
sites, a choice with ramifications for Massachusetts researchers and the
airspace over Cape Cod.
As a partner with Griffiss, MassDevelopment will manage testing facilities at
Joint Base Cape Cod, with test site areas for what are commonly called drones
including restricted airspace over the base and in "warning areas" off the
Massachusetts coast. The base covers 22,000 acres on Upper Cape Cod.
"Lately, we have been engaged with multiple in-state and federal agencies who
have taken advantage of our offer to 'host' them for different projects,"
Colonel Jim LeFavor, commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air
National Guard Base, on Cape Cod, said in a statement. "One of our main
commodities is plenty of space and willingness to assist."
MassDevelopment reported Monday that "in anticipation of Massachusetts'
potential selection," the agency and the Massachusetts National Guard
established the MA UAS Test Center on Camp Edwards and "began to host active UAS
use in the restricted airspace over the Army Guard's training area." Under
current law, test site operations may continue until February 13, 2017. One of six test sites nationally
The FAA announced its six test sites Monday following a ten-month process
involving 25 proposals from 24 states - a MassDevelopment official said
Massachusetts did not submit its own proposal