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August 22, 2017
UND President Mark Kennedy speaks about the school's Research Institution for Autonomous Systems and its role in expanding the UAS sector in North Dakota, as well as the region. He was one of several speakers Tuesday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks during the UAS Summit. (April Baumgarten/Forum News Serviceplay button
Hoeven: North Dakota 'unmatched' in unmanned aircraft capabilities
7 hours 38 min ago
August 14, 2017
The newly unveiled Sharper A6 aircraft hovers above the Alerus Center arena Aug. 23 2016, during the 2016 UAS Summit and Expo. Photo by Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald.
UAS Summit to focus more on commercial use, experts say
August 14, 2017 - 6:44pm
August 1, 2017
The MQ-9 Reaper aircraft is displayed at the 119th Wing Hanger in Fargo on Monday, Aug. 1, 2017.David Samson / The Forum
ND Air National Guard: Don't fear the Reaper
August 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
June 6, 2017
NASA project manager Ron Johnson talks at a Tuesday, June 6, news conference about unmanned aerial systems research being completed by the Northern Plains Test Site in Grand Forks. Andrew Haffner / Forum News Service
Grand Forks UAS teams partner with NASA for national research campaign
June 6, 2017 - 8:57pm
May 31, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Drone Focus Conference at the Fargo Civic Center. David Samson / Forum News Service
High hopes, big challenges: U.S. Transportation Secretary outlines need for modernization with continued rise of drone technology
May 31, 2017 - 10:08pm
February 21, 2017
An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 1, 2015. REUTERS file photo
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
February 20, 2017
UND student Andrew Werle pilots a Inspire 1 UAV as Skyscopes Chief Flight Instructor Cory Vinger watches during a training session recently south of Grand Forks.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
Taking flight: SkySkopes opens first-of-its-kind drone academy to public
February 20, 2017 - 4:36pm
February 15, 2017
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France trains eagles to down drones
February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 18, 2016
A new-ish director of the Northern Plains UAS test site has
been named, so we look at what has been accomplished within the test site and what
the goals are in the future.
Drone test site sees sharp growth in flights
November 18, 2016 - 3:43pm
October 8, 2016
Small airports could be next focus of North Dakota's drone industry
October 8, 2016 - 11:12pm
August 24, 2016
A Hercules unmanned aircraft prototype created by Advanced Aircraft Co. flies through the Alerus Center arena on Aug. 23, 2016. Photo by Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald.play button
Drone flights showcase next generation of aircraft, uses at Grand Forks summit
August 24, 2016 - 11:24pm
August 23, 2016
More than 200 students enrolled in unmanned aircraft program at UND, and Kennedy wants bigger footprint
August 23, 2016 - 11:43pm
August 22, 2016
Region drone research efforts showcased in Hillsboro, N.D.
August 22, 2016 - 8:01pm
August 20, 2016
Drone hobbyists in Grand Forks host races
August 20, 2016 - 6:09pm
August 8, 2016
Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site Robert Becklund is photographed with (L-R) Jakee (cq) Stoltz, Mission Coordinator; Trevor Woods, Director of Operations; Nicholas Flom, Director of Safety; and Julie Theisen, Director of Business and Program Management. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota drone effort lauded at White House workshop
August 8, 2016 - 10:24am
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