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A US drone advisory group has been meeting in secret. Some complain industry insiders have an outsize role.
October 23, 2017 - 1:54pm
A government advisory group has been holding confidential meetings to shape U.S. policy on drones, deliberating privately about who should regulate...
Threat of Grand Forks air base closing off the table for now
September 24, 2017 - 8:51am
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks Air Force Base appears to be safe from another round of base reviews after the process was left out of recent legislation....
Customs and Border Protection receives federal funding to keep UAS facility in Grand Forks
September 13, 2017 - 10:24am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Security is beefing up on the northern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection have received 8 million dollars in federal...
UAS Summit to focus more on commercial use, experts say
August 14, 2017 - 6:44pm
GRAND FORKS — Experts say an upcoming conference that attracts hundreds in the unmanned aircraft sector in Grand Forks will focus more...
Grand Sky announces beyond-visual-line-of-sight flight milestone
May 8, 2017 - 2:17pm
GRAND FORKS — Grand Sky, the nation’s first commercial UAS business and aviation park, announced today it will begin beyond-visual-line-of-sight...
Northrop Grumman holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Grand Sky facility
April 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
GRAND FORKS — Northrop Grumman held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new facility in the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business...
Minot prepares to become hub of Bakken UAS operations
April 5, 2017 - 4:15pm
MINOT — Minot is poised to become the headquarters for UAS activity in the Bakken, and has $375,100 approved by Minot City Council to do it....
Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier
March 21, 2017 - 1:39pm
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems,...
'A Whole New View': Unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing the engineering sector
February 28, 2017 - 8:58am
When GPS became available for surveying in engineering, it changed the industry, says Brady Woodard, construction engineering specialist for...
UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
Package delivery company United Parcel Service said on Tuesday, Feb. 21, it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to...
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 21, 2017 - 2:55pm
GRAND FORKS — A regional electricity provider will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to help form policies for inspecting electrical...
Taking flight: SkySkopes opens first-of-its-kind drone academy to public
February 21, 2017 - 9:44am
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind drone academy open to the public is ready to accept potential unmanned aircraft system pilots....
Drone Biz luncheon focuses on beyond-line-of-sight rules
February 9, 2017 - 4:13pm
GRAND FORKS - With initial approval to fly unmanned aerial systems beyond line of sight coming from the Federal Aviation Administration in December,...
Ag drones: They can’t do it all, but they can do quite a bit
January 18, 2017 - 8:44am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Drones aren’t going to deliver seeds or zap weeds from the sky — at least not yet — but there are plenty of things...
Northern Plains UAS Test Site expected to be first place to fly beyond-line-of-sight
December 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
GRAND FORKS — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce next week that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site,...