- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - The fifth annual Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Systems Summit is being held in Broken Arrow where experts in drone technology are looking to energize the growing industry in Oklahoma.

The UAS Summit will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University.

The summit is sponsored by the Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma and is designed to focus on the emerging commercial applications of drones, including for severe weather research, agriculture, oil and gas, and emergency response.

Eighteen Oklahoma-based companies are actively engaged in the drone industry and Oklahoma State University has an established graduate program in unmanned aerial systems.

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