Top 10 – July 2016

The Grand Forks Herald Community Room was buzzing with energy. About 130 people attended the launch of Drone Biz,  a monthly luncheon for businesses and entrepreneurs …. Have you RSVP’d for the Aug. 11 lunch yet? Director of UAS Development Terry Sando was part of a roundtable with gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum focused on the region …

Grand Forks-based Global Hawk helps reach 200,000 hour mark

Appearing in the Grand Forks Herald on July 26, 2016 A Global Hawk based at Grand Forks Air Force Base helped its aircraft model hit more than 200,000 flight hours logged since it was rolled out for service nearly 15 years ago. The high-altitude unmanned aircraft is utilized by the U.S. Air Force for intelligence …

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Premier UAS event to showcase Grand Forks, state

Produced by UAS Magazine and the Red River Valley Research Corridor. The UAS Summit agenda will showcase why North Dakota is the top UAS destination in the U.S. GRAND FORKS, ND – (July 21, 2016) – UAS Magazine announced this week the preliminary agenda for the 10th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the Upper Midwest’s …

Top 10 – June 2016

You already know Grand Forks is great. We were thrilled to be there when the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) recognized Grand Forks during its summer conference as one of 10 Great American Defense Communities. While in Washington, D.C. (see #1) Klaus and BRIC representatives met with our senators, Air Force, and OEA to discuss …

Grand Forks Air Force Base on short list for tanker mission

Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewitt. June 23, 2016 Grand Forks Air Force Base is among five finalists the U.S. Air Force is considering for a new refueling tanker mission. That mission isn’t the only one local and state leaders are pushing for, with U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven asking the base also …

Xcel to research drone use for disaster response

A $500,000 Research ND grant awarded yesterday will launch a pilot program to research ways drones can be used to speed recovery efforts following natural disasters. Terry Sando, Director of UAS Business Development for the Grand Forks Region EDC, coordinated the project and grant application. Xcel Energy, Elbit Systems of America and others are providing …