National Drone Competition in Salina This Week

The National Institute for Standards and Technology¬†will host the First Responder Uncrewed Aircraft System 3D Mapping Challenge on April 9-11 in Salina. Kansas State University’s award-winning Applied Aviation Research Center¬†will be on hand to serve as expert consultation and to facilitate the competition.

According to K-State, this prize competition features drone enthusiasts from across the country who will showcase their Uncrewed Aircraft Systems solutions that provide real-time, high-quality 3D digital mapping that is affordable and provides accurate positioning. These innovations will be used to assist first responders in their emergency operations.

Challengers are competing for $230,000 in total prizes.

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