Israeli Company Wants To Run Crop-Surveying Drone Out of Casselton

Would Gather Crop Information Across The Upper Midwest

CASSELTON, N.D. — An international defense and electronics company wants to launch a crop-surveying drone from the Casselton Regional Airport.

Airport Authority chairman Bob Miller says the Israeli company, Elbit Systems, would gather crop information across the Upper Midwest that would be analyzed and sold to farmers.

Elbit wants to lease hangar space for the large drone it flies, and install equipment it needs to fly it.

Lease costs are still being negotiated.

The company would have 9 employees based in Casselton during the months the flights are made.

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