N.D. Sheriff’s Deputy Speaks On Panel At Drone World Expo

Story by Cyrus Farivar Ars Technica SAN JOSE, Calif.—Speaking at the Drone World Expo on Tuesday, a panel of four law enforcement officers resoundingly approved their use and likely near-term expansion of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. “I really feel that small UAVs are a cost-effective way of enhancing public safety,” Cmdr. Tom Madigan, of the…
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North Dakota Researchers Take Part In FAA Drone Detection Test

DENVER — Unmanned aircraft systems researchers from North Dakota traveled to Denver on Wednesday to assist the Federal Aviation Administration with tests that aims to detect drones near places such as airports. Staff from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site teamed up with the FAA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, industry partners and the Nevada UAS…
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North Dakota Makes Top 10 On Forbes Best States For Business Ranking

North Dakota has ranked eighth on Forbes annual best states for business list, and state officials credit industries such as unmanned aircraft systems as helping secure the state’s position on the list. The rankings measure which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward, according to a North Dakota Department of Commerce…
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Peeping Drone Incident Prompts Concern, Call For Education At UND Committee Meeting

A drone seen hovering outside a Hillsboro, N.D., woman’s window last week has sparked concern from a University of North Dakota committee. The university’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Ethics and Privacy Committee discussed the incident at its Wednesday morning meeting, with members saying they’d like to see more local efforts made to educate drone operators about best practices.…
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SkySkopes Receives Permission To Fly Unmanned Aircraft At Night

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — SkySkopes is the first North Dakotan unmanned aircraft systems company to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly at night under the agency’s recently implemented UAS rules. The Grand Forks-based flight services firm completed its first set of nighttime flights successfully on Nov. 10 in cooperation with Xcel Energy…
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