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Virginia is Creating a New Frontier in Unmanned Aerial Systems!

Cutting edge research and innovation is occurring daily here in Virginia.

Take a look at the world of tomorrow!

Why Virginia?

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP)
- where IDEAS become REALITY -

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MAAP is located right here in Virginia and led by researchers from Virginia Tech, the University of Maryland, and Rutgers University of New Jersey. They provide FAA-designated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) test sites and services across a diverse array of environments for National Airspace System integration research, vehicle systems integration, and the research required to mature these technologies for commercial application, as well as a wide range of supporting services. The MAAP and the Federal facilities within Virginia can provide any UAS testing environment from urban package delivery to expanses of linear infrastructure to large UAS operations in integrated civil/DoD or integrated air/maritime scenarios.

Virginia is quickly becoming the leader in UAV technology!

We offer a vast number of resources and facilities designed to get your business- and your products- flying high.

The UAV industry is growing rapidly, and no where is that more apparent than here in Virginia. NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and NASA's Langley Research Center have a rich history in flight research and operate Certificate of Authorizations (COAs) for Federal research purposes or research that involves direct industry/university partnerships with NASA or the DoD.

Learn why VIRGINIA is the place to be for the UAV industry!