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Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) UAS Demonstration Range, led by Mississippi State University and the Mississippi UAS Alliance, is the nation’s first collaborative multi-environment and multi-purpose UAS flight testing and exercise evaluation facility.  The DHS UAS Demonstration Range supports various government agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection, First Responder’s Group, Secret Service, and the DHS Science & Technology Directorate by providing UAS testing, evaluation, and full-scale exercise capabilities for over two dozen security threat scenarios.

Dallas Brooks and Mark Keenum next to unmanned plane

To read the official press release please visit