Eastern Shore Competes with Florida for Navy Drone Contract, 400 New Personnel


A MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (Credit: U.S. Navy)

NASA Wallops is competing with two other sites in Florida to become the East Coast home base for a naval drone surveillance program that would require 400 new personnel. As part of the process the Navy is asking for public comment on its draft assessment of potential effects the facility might have on the environment. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

Copies of the draft assessment are available at:

  • Wallops Flight Facility Visitor’s Center, Building J20, VA-175, Wallops Island, VA 23337
  • Eastern Shore Public Library, 23610 Front Street, Accomac, VA 23301
  • Chincoteague Island Library, 4077 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Pocomoke Public Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

You can download a copy of the draft assessment here, and if you would like to make a comment you can visit the Fleet Forces Command website.

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