The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is sending a delegation of Oklahoma aerospace companies and organizations to the 2013 AUVSI show, taking place in Washington D.C., Aug. 12-15 to showcase the state’s assets and capabilities in UAS.
The delegation will be led by Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology Stephen McKeever.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Oklahoma’s value proposition and the many business factors that make Oklahoma a top destination for the UAS industry,” said McKeever. “When companies considering entering the UAS space evaluate the market options, they’ll find Oklahoma’s proposition and the differentiators that make our market unique, extremely compelling.”
McKeever said Oklahoma has the infrastructure and policies in place that make the state a global center of excellence in aerospace and Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Aerospace is one of Oklahoma’s largest industry sectors, employing more than 143,000 people at more than 500 companies.