May 27, 2024

Tricia Oak

Business & Finance Excellency

TAMUCC to expand business in Corpus Christi with drone technology

Expect to see drones buzzing above you within the next few years in Corpus Christi.

The City Council on Tuesday approved a $4 million, five-year business incentive agreement between the Corpus Christi B Corporation and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It intends to expand and support the modernization and infrastructural needs to the campus’ Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center.

LSUASC is one of seven Federal Aviation Administration drone test sites in the United States, and the only one in Texas. The test site was established in 2013 as a research center at TAMUCC with support from the Corpus Christi Business and Job Development Corporation.

The center is a global partner for research, development, testing and evaluation of drone technologies across educational, public and commercial agency interests. It supports the aeronautical research needs of research institutions, private-sector service providers, nonprofit corporations and local, state and federal agencies.