Northrup Grumman Lands New UAS Facility in North Dakota

North Dakota continues to show that it’s intent on turning into a heat and welcoming house for the ever growing UAS trade. In a major growth Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) not too long ago introduced that it formally opened its new facility devoted to fostering autonomous programs and different capabilities on the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park close to Grand Forks, North Dakota. The facility will function a nucleus for analysis and growth, pilot, operator and maintainer coaching together with operations and mission evaluation, and plane upkeep.

Representatives for Senators John Hoeven, Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer together with dignitaries, joined with United States Air Force personnel, Red River Valley advocates, group leaders and a number of other Northrop Grumman executives to chop a ceremonial ribbon to open of the brand new constructing.

“We are delighted to officially begin operations here at Grand Sky cementing our leadership in the development and use of autonomous systems in partnership with North Dakota’s UAS community,” mentioned Janis Pamiljans, company vp and president Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “The important work performed at Grand Sky will support the evolving needs of our customers while advancing research and development of our autonomous systems capabilities for today and the future.”

Northrop Grumman is the park’s anchor tenant. The new, superior 36,000 sq. foot constructing was initially accomplished late final yr and the primary workers started work shortly thereafter. The firm can be planning development of a hangar to benefit from the Park’s entry to the adjoining Grand Forks Air Force Base, house to a squadron of RQ-Four Global Hawk excessive altitude lengthy endurance autonomous plane.

“This facility is the latest example of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the Red River Valley,” continued Pamiljans. “We’ve long been a supporter of UAS and other activities in this region including our relationships with area colleges and universities and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.”

Northrop Grumman’s Grand Sky facility is the second main Northrop Grumman facility in North Dakota. The firm has a producing web site in New Town, which has been in steady operation for over 45 years.


Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone trade: it’s individuals, merchandise, developments, and occasions.
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