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Military and business interests press for area to be declared test range for drone aircraft


Last updated 3/23/2013 at Noon

RIVERSIDE - Business and military interests are pressing for much of Southern California's airspace to be declared a test range for drone aircraft, it was reported today.

The UT San Diego newspaper and website reported that the boost is coming from the San Diego Military Advisory Council and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. They report that 7,135 are directly or indirectly employed by drone makers in San Diego County.

The proposed drone test zone would extend from Edwards Air Force Base, just north of Lancaster, west to the Pacific Ocean and south to the Mexican bo...

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