Editorial: On doorstep of new phase with drones

The Tribune

Aerial drones have acquired both earned and unearned reputations in recent years due in large part to their use in the war against terror.

While their application in certain situations is being debated at the national and international level, the unmanned vehicles that actually have a variety of potential uses can also be seen as a tremendous boon to the regional economy.

State officials, particularly those in the Indiana National Guard, view the drone industry as a strong economic vehicle, especially because of the facilities that already exist at the Camp Atterbury military installation. Its overall military value is increased with its satellite facility, the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Butlerville in Jennings County.

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