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March 3rd, 2017
Harris Corporation and Florida Tech Host Florida Unmanned Aircraft Summit

MELBOURNE, Fla. -Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) experts from throughout Florida gathered this week to explore trends in drone adoption and ways to help guide the impact of UAS integration across the state.

UAS operators and industry leaders from business, government and academia engaged in the “Florida UAS Summit” hosted by Harris Corporation and Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Summit discussions ranged from industry trends and drivers, to the regulatory environment, to opportunities for UAS test beds in Florida.

Attendees participated in workshop discussions and demonstrations, and explored the latest in UAS and other technologies on display at Harris’ 2017 Technology Expo, held throughout the week at the company’s Global Innovation Center.

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems are a transformative technology that is reshaping many markets, including agriculture, railroads, utilities, and public safety, to name just a few,” said George Kirov, vice president and general manager, Commercial UAS Solutions, Harris Electronic Systems. “We are at a critical juncture in the industry. UAS related investments, business revenue and job creation are surging, and these trends are expected to continue for decades.”

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.