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UAS test site projects in the works for North Dakota

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — After the pomp and circumstance of last year’s event announcing North Dakota had been designated one of national six test sites for unmanned aerial systems, the real work is set to begin.
Officials have submitted applications for c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
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Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
In a partnership with the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Schools prepare for boom in drone jobs

December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Dave Kolpack
The Associated Press

GRAND FORKS — Two student pilots are seated shoulder to shoulder before a bank of video monitors, maneuvering an unmanned aircraft by keyboard and mouse as the drone descends toward a virtual runway in a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New opportunities for UAS: Unmanned aircraft market could boom in transition to civilian use

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

By John Hageman

Forum News Service

 

GRAND FORKS – In Terry Sando’s National Guard career, he has seen how unmanned aircraft systems can be an asset in surveillance and rescue operations.

But when asked about the future of Grand Fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cramer: ND is 2nd or 3rd choice for drone test site

October 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS It’s very likely North Dakota will be one of the six states to host a test site for unmanned aircraft, but it is also very likely not the Federal Aviation Administration’s top candidate, Rep. Kevin Cramer said this past week in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Air Force to OK lease for tech park at Grand Forks base

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – The Air Force will sign a lease with Grand Forks County in December, allowing a technology park for unmanned aircraft to be built at Grand Forks Air Force Base, the state’s congressional leaders and the governor said Thursday. Continue Reading

UND touts new training for drone pilots

October 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota announced Thursday a new program to train pilots of the Predator unmanned aircraft using a full-size simulator. Continue Reading

Dalrymple: $5 million bolsters drone test site bid

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota’s bid to be one of six national test sites for unmanned aircraft will be bolstered with $5 million authorized by state lawmakers this past session, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Thursday in Grand Forks as he signed a funding bill. Continue Reading

The challenge of (indoor) flight comes to UND

July 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nearly 100 university students in 15 teams from around the world will be competing next week at UND to see who has the best spy drone. The challenge: design an unmanned aircraft that can fly undetected into a simulated enemy compound, and find and retrieve a small flash drive within five minutes. Continue Reading