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Mark Thompson, TIME

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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The report is designed to serve as a wakeup call to San Diego to ensure it doesn’t take this new business for granted. No university in the region grants doctorates in aerospace engineering, there is scant room in the local congested airspace to fly drones, and “there seems only scant awareness as to the looming challenges at the federal level in respect to defense spending and what those challenges could mean for San Diego’s leadership role in UAVs,” says the study, done by economist Kelly Cunningham at the National University System Institute for Policy Research.