CEO: Drone testing would bring jobs right away

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Bruce McCormack

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 09:59 AM.

A new company is promising 10 jobs in January for Carrabelle if it can find a place to do business.

On Dec. 13, Bruce McCormack, CEO of Gulf Unmanned Systems Center (GUSC), a Panama City-based company that wants to test robot drones here, conducted a public meeting at the Carrabelle Municipal Center .

McCormack said he believes Carrabelle is perfect for his proposed work because the population is small and it is surrounded by a large landmass.

About 20 people gathered to hear his lecture. McCormack later said the majority of these had already submitted job applications to GUSC.

GUSC intends to test only small robot drones, weighing under 55 pounds, on land, water and air.  He said the testing would be unobtrusive.

Most of the machines tested would be battery powered and produce a hum similar to an electric lawnmower, McCormack said.

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