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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia joined the City of Roswell Coalition last month, a group of like-minded city governments and businesses who want to make unmanned aerial drone-training a commodity in Southeast New Mexico. With clear, open skies and wide spaces, the coalition believes that the region would be a perfect fit for drone manufacturers and private employers to train their pilots.
The initiative is led by MISTIC inc, a Roswell-based military and police training contractor which provides free training to local police departments. MISTIC is acting as an authorized agent by the coalition to approach companies and places that could fall beneath the coalition’s umbrella. Members of MISTIC are attending a convention for Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) this week in Orlando, in order to pitch the benefits of Southeastern New Mexico for drone training. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.