Wichita State, Kansas State and Kansas University Part of FAA's UAS COE Research Center

May 8, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had selected a team led by Mississippi State University and that includes Wichita State University to operate a new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

The center, to be based at Mississippi State, will be charged with commercial unmanned aircraft research, development and integration into the nation's airspace, according to a news release from Mississippi State.

The team comprises 18 universities in 13 states and the United Kingdom. Congress appropriated $5 million to launch the center.

Kansas State University and the University of Kansas are also part of the team, whose name is Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence.

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