Unmanned Aircraft

Navy Awards $17 Million Contract To Grand Forks Company

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)–  Sen. John Hoeven announcing a $17 million contract has been awarded to Ideal Aerosmith of Grand Forks by the Navy. The company will build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor systems in Grand Forks. “And they’re developing new capabilities for ISR; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that will enable our special operators when…

Historic Flight for Unmanned Medium Altitude Aircraft Takes Off in Grand Forks

The flight is expected to land in Fairford in the United Kingdom

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An unmanned aircraft that took off near Grand Forks is on pace to complete a historic flight to the United Kingdom. The product of a partnership between Grand Sky and General Atomics Aeronautical evolved into plans for the first transatlantic medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft flight. “We wanted to be the first MALE RPA to fly across the…