• OSU-University Multispectral Laboratories LLC (UML) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research center that provides Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Tactical Training to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Communities (IC). As a research laboratory, UML was launched in 2006 and is owned by Oklahoma State University (OSU), a state land grant university managed by the Executive Director of UML that is appointed by the UML Board of Managers.


    Starting with revenues of just over $700 thousand dollars in 2007, UML closed its 2014 fiscal year with over $13 million dollars in revenue supported by over $130 million dollars in contract ceiling. The UML has developed within the State of Oklahoma a multifunctional test and training destination hosting Pre/Post Incident Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training, and leading the way as a national presence in the Unmanned Systems / Vehicle (UAS/UAV) market supporting advanced degree programs at Oklahoma State University. Facilities to which UML has access or operates directly include a 200-acre UAS training facility in Elgin, OK and within Ft. Sill’s restricted airspace; hyper/hypobaric chambers at the OSU medical school in Tulsa; advanced research laboratories at the Helmerich Research Center, Tulsa, OK; anechoic and reverberation chambers, in Stillwater; an Unmanned Systems Development Center (UDC) in the Stillwater Technology Park; and a comprehensive test and training facility at Chilocco, OK (167 acres).


  • Summary of key milestones (2006-2013):

    • 2006 UML established at Conoco/Phillips with a funding by the Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) and a $1 lease from Conoco/Phillips
    • 2008 SPAWAR contract vehicle awarded facilitating the work with the Navy and SOCOM
    • 2009 footprint and work begin at Chilocco supporting US SOCOM exercises UML awarded Contract Vehicle
    • 2010 NAVAIR contract vehicle awarded allowing UML to begin supporting initial UAS work….
    • 2011 DHS begins working with UML establishment of the Lawton (Elgin) airstrip
    • 2012 UML begins work at Elgin for the transition from OTC
    • 2013 SPAWAR contract vehicle awarded