Transport and logistics

Number 9 - Unmanned and manned aircraft testing

Karstula, Finland


Kehittämisyhtiö Karstulanseutu Oy, Pohjonen Group


Drone technology

Number 9 provides the facilities, including two airfields, equipment and know-how for unmanned aircraft research and testing.

What was tested

Flights of manned and unmanned drones and aircrafts; Joint operations.

Testbed purpose

The main purpose is to provide a testing ground for flight capacity of UAVs between two airfields.


2 airfields situated 30 km from each other in Karstula, northern Central Finland

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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