These sites will conduct critical research on the use unmanned aircraft systems.
Roger Lee with Economic Development for Central Oregon says Oregon paired up with Alaska and Hawaii.
"It was the only mnultiple state proposal. There are three test sites in Oregon a couple in Hawiai. The lead organization is in Alaska because they've been doing so much testing there already with different types of drones like commercial applications."
The other states selected as drone testing sites are Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
The potential Oregon drone testing sites are in Warm Springs, Pendleton and Tillamook.