updated: 10/31/2012 10:40:46 AM

Indiana Spotlights Unmanned Technology

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 Konkler believes the sector will continue to grow in Indiana.

The director of the state's National Center for Complex Operations says Indiana is emerging as a national leader in the unmanned and robotic technology sector. Matthew Konkler says such technology can be used for law enforcement and disaster response purposes. Industry and military leaders from 17 states will be in Scott County today for the Mid-America Defense Conference.

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October 25, 2012

News Release

WHAT: The Mid-America Defense Conference will showcase the rapidly expanding world of unmanned systems and robotics, bringing together senior-level government and military officials, industry leaders and academic partners to discuss the future of this dynamic growth sector.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Mid-America Science Park
Scottsburg, Ind.

WHY: The Mid-America Defense Conference will showcase the rapidly expanding world of unmanned systems and robotics, bringing together senior-level government and military officials, industry leaders and academic partners to discuss the future of this dynamic growth sector. Unmanned systems and robotics are having a profound impact around the world well beyond the traditional defense sector, with applications in law enforcement, disaster response, Homeland Security, weather forecasting and even agriculture.

The conference will also emphasize the unsurpassed resources the host region offers. Most notably, Indiana's full-scale, real-world urban training center complete with trained human assets and a full spectrum of testing sensors that allow for realistic training with almost immediate feedback to validate or adjust capabilities.

The Mid-America Defense Conference (midamericadefense.com) is presented by the National Center for Complex Operations.

About the National Center for Complex Operations (NCCO).

Incorporated by Indiana's Lt. Governor in January 2012, the National Center for Complex Operations (NCCO) is an innovative mechanism for addressing national security needs while developing Indiana's economy. NCCO acts as a "one-stop-shop" to connect state, federal and private interests with services, programs, and training and testing capabilities that will serve the U.S. armed forces and government agencies at all levels. NCCO is sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and is a registered 501 (c)(3) hosted by Sagamore Institute. To learn more, visit www.usncco.com.

Source: The National Center for Complex Operations

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