31 December 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems.
North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace. The state´s leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made North Dakota a natural choice for the FAA.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley have led the state´s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota. The state has invested more than USD14m to advance UAS research and development.