Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Martin UAV Announce Collaboration to Test Current and Future Martin UAV Platforms

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Martin UAV, a leading advanced aviation technology manufacturer in the United States, established an agreement for Martin UAV to begin testing the V-BAT system at the CNO test site location in rural southeastern Oklahoma.

CNO, Martin UAV and their partners will work with the FAA and other federal agencies to enhance emerging aviation technologies and operations to help the United States retain a global leadership position in aviation technology.

“The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is excited to collaborate with Martin UAV as we continue to foster an environment for innovation and collaboration,” states James Grimsley, Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “Martin UAV is a recognized industry leader, especially for the defense industry, and this relationship allows us to explore new possibilities and applications for this technology.”

“Martin UAV is excited to partner with the CNO to help support the ongoing development and safe integration efforts of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System,” said Jonathan Jacobs, Director of Flight Operations.

About the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with nearly 200,000 tribal members and more than 10,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.

For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please visit www.choctawnation.com

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