Boeing’s unmanned aerial vehicle unit Insitu has opened a new facility at Mississippi State University that will employ 23 people in research and development of unmanned aerial systems.

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Boeing’s unmanned aerial vehicle unit Insitu, based in Bingen, Wash., has opened a new facility at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

The facility will employ 23 people to support engineering, software development and customer-support services.

The university is home to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) center of excellence for unmanned aerial systems, set up to partner with technology companies on research initiatives.

Insitu chief executive Ryan Hartman said the Boeing unit is “investing time, talent and resources in Mississippi to develop industry-leading technology that can safely operate in the National Airspace System.”