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Northern Plains UAS Partners


North Dakota is home to a growing field of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, business and military interests. North Dakota has invested over $19 million to advance UAS research and development and is collaborating with organizations statewide to build this emerging industry. North Dakota, along with its stakeholders and partners - collectively known as Northern Plains UAS.

Within its borders, North Dakota already has all the components needed to support UAS education, training, research and commercialization. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government solidify North Dakota's position as a leader in the UAS industry. Private businesses on the leading edge of the UAS industry will find the following advantages in North Dakota:
  • UAS industry support among state and local government, industry, academia and general aviation.
  • Existing manned and unmanned aviation best practices.
  • Experience obtaining FAA Certificates of Authorization (COAs).
  • History and culture of aviation safety.
  • Uncongested airspace.
  • Climate diversity.
  • Open terrain.

Learn more about the partners of Northern Plains UAS by clicking on the company logos below.
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