Drone Testing

Nick Gilmore / RADIO IQ

Virginia Tech unveiled a brand new drone park Thursday.

(AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

Expanded drone testing will soon take off in handful of localities around the country. It’s part of the plan to integrate the unpiloted aircraft into U.S. airspace for jobs like package delivery, emergency operations and more.

Courtesy BAE Systems Radford Arsenal

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant has been making and testing munitions for more than 70 years, and burning toxic waste from the process, outdoors, for just as long. But while a few Department of Defense installations have either ended the practice or adopted cleaner technologies, the timeline for doing so in Radford remains vague. New pollution data and national attention to the problem are energizing the community and the Arsenal staff toward a solution, but the ‘burning question’ remains.  

Radford Arsenal Air Test Results

Aug 17, 2017

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant shared final results of its first real world air pollution tests with the public at a meeting in Christiansburg Wednesday night.