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1 A Shared Vision for Arizonas UAS Community Prescott, AZ September 9, 2011 Barry Albrecht CEO Central Arizona Regional Economic Development

2 Arizona maintains a long history and is one of the leading states engaged in the R&D, manufacturing, testing and training of the Aerospace & Defense sector. The Arizona Aerospace & Defense sector includes a large number of private sector industries, military installations/test ranges and government operations.

3 Arizona is poised to become acknowledged as a new center of excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Arizona has the infrastructure and airspace that facilitates the expansion of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security missions. UAS technology investments of Arizona industries and academia create an ideal environment for significant UAS capability improvement and the potential for major Arizona economic development. Arizona has the opportunity to pave the way for integration of UAS missions and open the way for commercial operations.

4 Raytheon Boeing Northrop Grumman General Dynamics Brock Technologies Lockheed Martin Honeywell BAE L3 Communications AAI

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6 Luke Air Force Base Sierra Vista, AZ (UAS Town USA) Fort Huachuca – US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence – UAV Training Center – Information Systems Command – US Army Electronic Proving Grounds – Joint Interoperability Test Center Davis-Monthan (UAV ANG) Yuma Electronic Proving Grounds Barry Goldwater Weapons Range Western Army Aviation Training Site National Guard Florence Training Range DHS CBP Tucson Sector Numerous DEA and FBI Centers throughout Southern Arizona

7 University of Arizona Center of Excellence of Homeland Security U of A South- Sierra Vista Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus- UAV Simulation Northern Arizona State University Embry Riddle University

8 RADAR Systems Ground Station Systems Power/Engine Systems Control Systems Optics and Sensors Display Systems Commucations Data Links and Telemetry Weapon Systems

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15 Expanding Military Missions in the Development, Test & Training Fort Huachuca Yuma Proving Grounds Arizona Army National Guard Arizona Air Guard DoD Test & Training Ranges

16 MTSU, Army team to start UAS center By: Danielle Lucey, August 22, 2011 Middle Tennessee State University and the Army Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems announced Thursday they have joined in a memorandum of understanding to establish the Center for Unmanned Systems Operational Advancement and Research at the university. Located in Murfreesboro, Tenn., about two hours from the PM UAS office, MTSU will begin a dedicated curriculum centered on unmanned systems inside its airspace sciences major. said Kyle Snyder, UAS program director for MTSU. The school also has multiple certificates of authorization from the FAA that allow them to fly Insitus ScanEagle, AAI Corp.s Aerosonde and an L-3 Viking 400. Next they will work on securing smaller UAS, starting when the Army supplies the school with Ravens this fall. The COAs allow the school to fly at less than 10,000 feet in Savannah, Tenn., at ISR Groups facility, the schools industry partner. MTSUs flying data will be available for use by the PM UAS.

17 Homeland Security Research and Development Operations and Testing of Technologies Southwest UAS Transitional Airways (Border Airspace)

18 Private Sector Arizonas Defense Industry Non Defense Applications Law Enforcement Agriculture Fire Management Land Planning Sierra Vista AZ, (UAS Town USA)

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20 Barry Albrecht CEO Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation Always Out Front


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