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University program leads way in drone technology

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Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration as a new test site for drones, one of six in the nation.

"Through these test sites, we're going to be providing the FAA the data that they need to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace," Dr. Luis Cifuentes with the university said.

Because they are essentially pilotless aircraft, drones have the potential to help with all sorts of different things, including fires, drought, weather forecasts and more.

"Some of the things we're looking at, for instance, is agriculture," Dr. Michael Starek with the university said. "It's this big potential, especially here in South Texas, for the use of this technology."

Find out more about Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi's work with drones in the video above.

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