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Drone center proposal seeks public comments

By Tracy Lehr, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:34:22 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 01 2013 06:33:08 PM CST
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VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. -

Naval Base Ventura County is seeking public comment on its proposal to add a drone base at Point Mugu.

The base completed an environmental assessment last month.

The project would bring four remote-controlled Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the base for marine reconnaissance. The Tritons are 48 feet long, with a 130-foot wingspan. The drones would conduct daily flights.

The base is in competition with about a dozen other bases.  Its location next to other weapons testing sites along the coast make it a contender.
 
The drone center would create 700 jobs by 2020.

EIR reports are available at Ventura County libraries or online at :http://www.navyregionsouthwest.com/go/doc/4275/1424607

The deadline to comment is March 11.

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