Slide Background

The department of Advanced Technology Initiatives (ATI) serves the Choctaw Nation by focusing on emerging technology opportunities that have the potential for a positive impact on the Choctaw Nation and the region.


$4 million grant from EDA

The CNO ATI program was awarded a $500K matching grant from USDA to develop a new "MakerSpace" at the Emerging Aviation Technology Center. The USDA grant was matched with an additional $500K for $1,000,000 facility.


Groundbreaking Ceremony for Emerging Aviation Technology Center held by Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Emerging Aviation Technology Center. The state-of-the-art facility, located near Redden, Okla. will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research, development, testing, and evaluation for crewed and uncrewed aerial system technologies.

Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and Choctaw Nation Continue Partnership Advancing Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma recently collaborated by testing a series of successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight scenarios in varying terrain, infrared and thermal power line assessments, and various detect and avoid sequences at the Choctaw Nation's Emerging Aviation Technology Center near Redden, OK.

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