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Camp Shelby to house UAS Regional Flight System

Camp Shelby will soon be home to a new Unmanned Aircraft System Regional Flight Center. Camp Shelby will soon be home to a new Unmanned Aircraft System Regional Flight Center.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

The Army has chosen Camp Shelby as the site for a new National Guard Unmanned Aircraft System Regional Flight Center. It's scheduled to be in operation by the end of this year and will bring nearly $50 million worth of equipment and training systems to the post.

Congressman Steven Palazzo says the center will be a one-of-a-kind facility.

"It just ties in really well with the region, especially in South Mississippi, with the growing importance of unmanned aerial vehicles," Palazzo said. 

Camp Shelby was chosen from among 19 sites across the nation. 

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