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A dome in Rome is largest indoor drone testing facility in US

A drone sits on the floor of the new Skydome.
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A drone sits on the floor of the new Skydome.

There’s a new dome in Central New York, but it won’t be hosting sports events or concerts.

The $13 million Skydome in Oneida County will serve as the largest indoor drone testing facility in the nation. It’s located in a former airplane hangar in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, and is the latest investment in the state’s unmanned aircraft systems test site.

The project was created and developed by Oneida County, and funded by county and state dollars.

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