Nevada seeks status for unmanned aerial systems
The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced a 15-member panel on Monday to oversee the state's efforts to obtain the designation from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Economic Development Director Steve Hill says the status would make grants available and allow for significant research, development, testing and training in the aerospace sector.
Hill says the panel's goal is to convince the FAA that Nevada has the talent, resources and history to become the Silicon Valley of unmanned aerial systems.
Panel members include higher education administrators, military officials, airport executives, as well as industry experts and state and local government representatives.