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The City of Grand Forks is the epicenter of aviation’s future in unmanned systems. Recognized as a “Great American Defense Community,” our military-friendly region is equally business-friendly. Public-private partnerships are driving innovation and opportunities for groundbreaking UAS integration.
The hub of North Dakota’s thriving UAS industry is right here in Grand Forks. With unencumbered airspace, leading research enterprises, dedicated training programs, talented and experienced pilot networks, and the Grand Sky UAS research and development park, the Grand Forks region is the premier location for your expansion.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.
Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. The company was formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Boston Engineering’s product development team transitions R&D concepts into commercialized technologies for the DoD. We team with military agencies, industry partners, and academia throughout the product development process – including concept of operations (CONOPS), engineering, soldier feedback, product optimization (e.g., performance & cost), and manufacturing oversight.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is a leading manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and tactical reconnaissance radars, along with advanced high-resolution surveillance systems, including the Predator®/Gray Eagle RPA series and Lynx® Multi-mode Radar system.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. We provide advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. UAS support for North Dakota to expand capabilities beyond visual line of sight since 2015.
A proven leader in the UAS industry, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has the experience, resources, and leadership to drive growth and expand UAS capabilities. The NPUASTS supports public and private UAS research, advancements in flying beyond visual line of sight, and safe integration into the National Airspace System.
Thales is a global leader in airspace mobility solutions; our advanced technologies and ground-breaking innovations deliver solutions that are continually adapting to the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry. Thales is proud to be working with North Dakota and our in-state partners to design and deploy the Statewide BVLOS network.

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