A Closer Look At Farmland Mapping Research Utilizing The Hermes 450

Flights have been underway in Hillsoboro, N.D., that likely will change the way farmers monitor their cropland. Researchers have been flying a large unmanned aircraft since May as part of a collaborative project between universities and businesses to determine how well farmland can be photographed at various altitudes using unmanned aircraft and satellites. Agweek TV spent time…
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Internship Opportunities Take Flight As North Dakota Drone Industry Expands

The offices of Grand Forks unmanned aircraft systems firms are getting more crowded as interns begin to settle in and start carving out their roles in the ever-evolving industry. Internship opportunities in the field vary from positions requiring students to be behind the controls of aircraft to placing them at the keyboard of a computer,…
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Senators Pushing For Arctic Mission For Grand Forks Air Force Base

North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are pushing federal officials to consider Grand Forks Air Force Base for a unmanned aircraft mission focused in the Arctic. Both senators have invited Gen. Lori Robinson, who oversees the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, to visit the base and see its potential for Arctic…
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Grand Forks Student Venture Group Backs Michigan UAS Company

A Michigan company developing detect and avoid software for unmanned aircraft systems has received backing from a Grand Forks investment group. Dakota Venture Group, a student-run venture capital fund based at the UND Center for Innovation, recently finalized an investment into SkySpecs Inc., according to a news release. The release did not specify how much money was invested.…
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New Federal Regulations For Small UAS Receive Positive Feedback From North Dakota Industry Members

The Federal Aviation Administration debuted a set of long-awaited regulations governing the use of unmanned aircraft Tuesday that were met with fanfare from local and national members of the industry. The rules are targeted at small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, used for commercial and public applications and contain requirements for their operation and…
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