Governor Fallin Expects Unmanned Plane Production To Add 600 New Jobs

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:32 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma's robust aerospace industry could soon grow even more.

Governor Mary Fallin is expecting the state to add 600 new jobs, as demand grows for unmanned aerial vehicles, sometimes referred to as "drones."

A Green Country company that makes the unmanned planes predicts they could be used for police surveillance, or to locate wildfires.

Farmers could use them to survey crops or oil companies could fly them to locate leaks in their pipelines.

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