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By David Tortorano, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
May 28--MOSS POINT, Miss.--Jackson County could become the site for a new production facility for an unmanned military helicopter if an item in the Senate's version of the defense authorization bill makes it through conference committee.
The $46 million project, which involves converting a helicopter into a pilotless version, calls for producing eight Fire Scouts at Trent Lott International Airport.
It's unclear how many jobs could result.
The Fire Scout, called a Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, is designed to provide …