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Lincoln drone company awarded more than $1M in grants

Posted at 1:16 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 14:16:33-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln company focused on fighting wildfires using drones says it has been awarded more than $1 million in federal and state grants.

Drone Amplified tells the Lincoln Journal Star it has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant for $983,676 and a Nebraska Department of Economic Development matching grant for $100,000.

The company says the funding will be used to help conduct research and development on improving safety, decreasing the costs and increasing the effectiveness of firefighters battling wildfires.

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