Can the Mohawk Valley help retailer Amazon deliver on its massive expanion planned for New York City?
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio suggesting a collaboration between Amazon and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at Griffiss International Airport. He says the airport could play a role in Amazon's goal of a new platform.
"They need this technology to help them. They haven't gotten there yet, they said that they would be there five years ago. We can help them get there with the research the test site and technology," Picente says.
Picente believes the test site at Griffiss has the research, radar, and tracking necessities for Amazon's plan.