Before drones are allowed in U.S. airspace they have to be tested, and the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the states where that will happen.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
Congress has required the FAA to figure out how unmanned drones can fly with other aircraft safely by 2015.
(Huerta) "There are operational issues we need to address, such ensuring that unmanned aircraft can detect and avoid other aircraft."
And FAA Administrator Michael Huerta says making sure drones can fly even if they lose the link with their pilot.
Sites operated by governments or universities have been selected in six states to host research centers. Tests will include how drones fare in different weather and in congested airspace.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
Editor's Note: Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research sites.