MI-UAS will lead the nation in the training and integration of Uninhabited Aerial Systems (UAS) for First Responders, Special Response Teams (SRT), Agricultural, and Infrastructure monitoring.
- Increase the efficiency of firefighting and first response.
- Save lives and property in dwelling and structure fires, hazmat situations, and natural disasters.
- Re-purpose B.O. Davis Aerospace Academy at Coleman A. Young International Airport as a UAS Training Center for Urban Firefighting and Special Response Teams.
- Create 1,000s of new UAS related jobs.
- Lead the Industry with the most comprehensive online Ecosystem of products, training resources, certified pilots, and technicians.
- Begin with the best available technology partners with proven technology to mitigate risk.
- Cooperate and collaborate with federal, state, and community leaders to ensure safe and reliable integration.
- Leverage sponsorship fees, grants, and nonprofit programs to fund the initial training of 10 Lockheed-Martin Indago Quadrotors with dual EO/IR vision system research, administration, consultants, grant writers, action planning, and operations support.
- Host stakeholder meetings to establish expectations, action plans, milestones, and business planning workshops.
- Produce/distribute UAS white papers regarding technology, applications, and regulatory requirements
- Unify communications/collaboration with members
- Integrate Michigan’s test range capabilities with standard processes for safe/efficient UAS operations
- Promote Michigan as a user-friendly and cooperative state for UAS operations
- Engage regional and international partners to bolster our proposal.
- Pursue FAA award as a Certificate of Authorization to fly UAS in Detroit.
- Facilitate UAS exhibitions and conferences to invite users and innovators to our training facility.
- Sustain research, development, and technology evolution through membership fees and product sales.