Elbit, NDSU Prepare For Takeoff In Hillsboro, ND

HILLSBORO, N.D.—Rising several stories above the surrounding farmland, a crane topped off a stack of metal shipping containers with a military-grade antenna and radar dish Monday. The structure makes for an odd sight but will serve a vital function in an upcoming agricultural research project as it will receive data collected and transmitted by an…
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Norwegian Drone Firm Eyes Grand Forks For U.S. Location

After a February visit to North Dakota, a Norwegian unmanned aircraft systems manufacturing firm is back again and looking to jump into the area’s existing business climate. Leaders of Robot Aviation arrived in Grand Forks this week for a site visit that includes touring potential facilities and meeting with organizations it could partner with for…
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Last Drone Flying Wins The Day At Minnesota Obstacle Course

By Patrick Springer – Forum News Service KRAGNES, Minn. – Bryce Johnson’s was the last drone standing. He was flying along at a brisk clip when he struck an obstacle. Luckily, Johnson was able to recover and the drone he was piloting went on to win the final round in a friendly competition. Johnson, a…
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Questions Arise After FAA Says College Students Can Fly Small Drones Outside

NEW ORLEANS—A federal announcement this week that promotes students using unmanned aircraft as part of their education is drawing praise nationwide, including from UND students and faculty. Michael Huerta, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, announced Wednesday that students now can use small unmanned aircraft for educational and research purposes. “Schools and universities are incubators…
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WATCH: UND Researchers Stress Test NASA Traffic System For Unmanned Aircraft

UND recently release the above video of an experiment that took place last month that required flying multiple unmanned aircraft at once. The university partnered with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and others to fly the aircraft in order to test NASA’s UAS Traffic Management  system. The test included aircraft being flown simultaneously in…
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