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Fallon Naval Air Station could find a role in drone testing

Naval Air Station Fallon may become incorporated into a nationwide multi-service "center for excellence" for the testing and development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, the Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle-Standard has learned.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, in Fallon to participate in the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Lions Club Labor Day Parade, revealed that the Pentagon and FAA are studying a proposal to include NAS Fallon in a "package" with Creech Air Force Base and the Nellis Test Ranges in Southern Nevada into one of seven centers of excellence to be established across the country.

Although the decision …

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