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ULC Robotics gets temporary license to test drones on EPCAL runway

Officials with a Hauppauge-based robotics developer said they will eventually seek to conduct operations such as flight testing drones at the Enterprise Park at Calverton on a more permanent basis.

The Riverhead Town Board voted 5-0 at their April 7 regular meeting to grant a temporary license to ULC Robotics, LLC that will allow them to use a designated work area on the 7,000-foot runway of the EPCAL property for a period of six months. The company plans to conduct flight tests for their vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOL drones, at the property.

Mike Passaretti, director of aerial services with ULC Robotics, said in an interview Wednesday the company was “very delighted and very grateful” to be able to move forward.

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