Covington beats out California, Florida for drone command, control center

A drone operations command and control center is coming to Covington.

Aeronyde Corporation, is an aerial informatics solutions provider focused on unmanned aerial vehicle-based data acquisition and machine learning analysis technologies.

Gov. Ralph Northam said the company’s investment of $350,000 will create 25 new jobs in the city.

“Aeronyde Corporation’s new facility in the city of Covington is a welcome addition to the Roanoke region’s growing unmanned systems industry, which continues to create high-quality, 21st-century job opportunities for Virginia citizens,” said Northam. “Our Commonwealth has the second-highest concentration of technology workers in the country and close proximity to major defense contractors in Washington, D.C., We are thrilled that Aeronyde has chosen Virginia as its launchpad for future innovation and have great confidence that the company will thrive in our Commonwealth” …

WSLS (Roanoke, VA) | Oct. 8, 2019

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