The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday a fifth test site for small drones, as it continues to hammer out regulations for their use in US airspace.

In a statement, the FAA said researchers at Griffiss airport in Rome, upstate New York would focus on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, in agricultural applications.

They will fly a PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform UAV, a remote-controlled airplane that has a four-foot (1.2 meter) wingspan, weighs three pounds (1.35 kilograms) and carries a 2.2-pound payload.

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“The safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace is our number one priority, but the agricultural research performed in Rome also may have far-reaching benefits to farmers in New York and across the nation,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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