Michael McNutt
June 29, 2012

Oklahoma is the first state to be chosen as a testing site for small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, to be used to help first responders, state and federal officials announced Thursday.


The robotic aircraft to be tested will be used for purposes such as search-and-rescue efforts or responding to natural disasters such as tornadoes and fires, Gov. Mary Fallin said.

Drones for use by the military or police investigations will not be tested at the Oklahoma site, she said.

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