Northern Plains UAS Test Site
In December 2013 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) elected North Dakota as a UAS Test Site. North Dakota was one of just six (6) UAS test sites selected from a pool of proposals submitted from across the nation chosen to serve as the leaders in conducting vital UAS research. The UAS research conducted in North Dakota will play a critical role in determining how to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace and will serve as an opportunity enhance North Dakota’s leadership position in the industry.
In addition to North Dakota's strong UAS industry, research facilities, and supportive business environment, the state has a long-standing history and culture of aviation safety and experience obtaining FAA Certificates of Authorization.