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N.D. 'epicenter of drone innovation' in fast-growing UAS industry
May 29, 2019 - 4:34pm
FARGO — Thanks to investments in drone technology, including another $33 million in the last legislative session, North Dakota is the leader...
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....
North Dakota creates task force to counter threats from rogue UAS activity
May 31, 2017 - 10:03pm
FARGO—An unmanned aircraft park near Grand Forks will anchor a North Dakota task force aimed at defending against threats from rogue UAS...
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...
Feds approve beyond line of sight flights for drones at North Dakota test site
December 29, 2016 - 12:01pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of researchers in Grand Forks can now fly unmanned aircraft to new lengths — beyond what their eyes can see....
$10 million data center in the works at Grand Sky drone park in Grand Forks
December 8, 2016 - 12:56pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks company announced Wednesday it plans to build a $10 million data center at the Grand Sky drone business park....
Five years after its inception, Grand Sky continues to take shape
October 18, 2016 - 10:55am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Tom Swoyer Jr. can recall in 2011 sitting around a boardroom table in the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation...
Grand Sky plans for the next step
August 23, 2016 - 2:17pm
GRAND FORKS — In the past year, Grand Sky UAS Business & Aviation Park broke ground, signed two anchor tenants and is now a fully functional,...
Students, educators hear about drone industry opportunities as annual summit kicks off
August 23, 2016 - 9:47am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- College students looking for a piece of the unmanned aircraft system industry’s future gathered Monday in Grand Forks...
Raytheon executives visit Grand Forks, hear pitch for North Dakota expansion
August 2, 2016 - 9:50am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Business and political leaders spent Monday making the case for a large defense contractor to consider expanding to Grand...
General Atomics completes first flight at Grand Sky
July 28, 2016 - 5:07pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. flew its first flight of a company-owned Predator A July 28 at Grand Sky near...
General Atomics forging partnerships with new training facility
June 1, 2016 - 10:39am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has inked two contracts that could spark collaborative efforts at its new training...
Grand Forks County approves $1.6 million taxiway repair project, security contract for Grand Sky
April 20, 2016 - 3:42pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Construction continues at Grand Sky, and the next item on developers' to-do list is repairing a taxiway that connects the...
Grand Sky tenants granted use of Air Force Base runway
April 11, 2016 - 4:27pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tenants at Grand Sky will be able to launch and recover both manned and unmanned aircraft from Grand Forks Air Force Base’s...