Nevada signs LOI with Poland to serve UAS market

FAA-designated test site The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with the European Union´s largest Polish coking (coal) producing company, JSW SA, the company said.

The Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) commercial drone industry in Poland is currently booming. One of the leading entities in this commercial autonomous systems market is JSW SA, a company that makes the core ingredient for steel with a USD 2.5 billion market capitalization.

Under the Poland Nevada International Trade Agreement formed in October 2017 by Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Governor´s Office of Economic Development (GOED), NIAS was called upon to create a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relationship with the 90-year veteran Institute of Aviation, Warsaw (ILOT).

This was the first high-level signing between the President of the JSW SA Management Board and an external US entity (NIAS) in its 25-year history. The cooperation intent letter focuses on autonomous systems, exchange of experience in the field of concepts, projects, technological solutions, direct cooperation to implement unmanned aerial systems into the National Airspace System and advancing autonomous mining technology.

Nevada Governor´s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state.

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and FAA-designated Nevada Unmanned Aviation Test Site leads the growth of the Nevada Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Industry through business teaming relationships, collaborating with primary research institutions on UAS research and development, and enhancing the Nevada UAS Industry knowledge base to attract new and permanent business and create jobs in the State of Nevada.