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Published: Monday, April 1 2013 3:53 p.m. MDT

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cindy56k
TOK, AK

Don't do it.UTAH..

lket
Bluffdale, UT

yeah enough big brother we all ready are going to have the NSA intell here at the point of the moutain do we need eyes in the sky too.

Gael
Castleton, VA

1000 new jobs? Yes, but will Utah do anything for a job, or actually be thoughtful about the quality and values associated with these new jobs? Come on, lead the country in saying enough of building weapons and spy technology, and create jobs by rebuilding the US' failing infrastucture, or create jobs that produce clean energy. So much better to do beside building killing and spying machines...

ray vaughn
Ogden, UT

The federal budget deficit is horrible. Utah [eople complain often and loudly about the deficit. But its different when jobs are involved. Someone somewhere else must make a sacrifice but give us those jobs.

John Jackson
Sandy, UT

Do we say drones have not yet proved safe, and more testing is necessary? (Maybe so, but I'm sure not sure.) Or, do we wonder why testing still needs to be done, after all these years? This story does raise my eyebrow, as I question whether this is necessary government spending or whether it is more of the industry of preying upon taxpayers. When is enough testing enough? Why would we keep testing beyond when the safety of drones is established and why do we suppose we cannot establish that safety before 2025? (The testing is to last that long.)
I say, if we are to go ahead with this testing, the contract should be awarded to a company not yet in existence, and with owners not affiliated with any company now in existence, as a hedge against it having been lobbied through by a company seeking to make industry out of money they can squeeze out of the government.

Florwood
American Fork, UT

Might be a good idea--we can get the drones to spy on the NSA.

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