Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $13 Million Skydome, Nation's Largest Indoor UAS Testing Center in Oneida County

July 14, 2022

Skydome Brings Total State & County Investment Over $100 Million, Firmly Establishing New York's Position as a Global Leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the Skydome facility in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, Oneida County. Located in a former airplane hangar, this cutting-edge, indoor facility is the largest indoor drone test facility in the nation and a transformational investment in New York's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at Oneida County.

"New York State has made bold investments to create a competitive environment to attract high tech companies from around the world," Governor Hochul said. "Skydome joins a growing number of technology companies in calling New York their home and cements Mohawk Valley's status as a global center for innovation. We will remain laser-focused on continuing our landmark investments throughout the state, and forge strong partnerships between all levels of government partner and the public sector."

"The completion of the Skydome UAS Testing Center is a huge win for New York State, making it the largest facility of its kind in the nation," said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. "Revitalization initiatives like this one are proof that New York is on the right track. This new cutting-edge facility places New York at the forefront of unmanned aerial vehicle development."

Read the full press release here.