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UAS Action in North Dakota: Senator Reviews the Latest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2016

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., led a roundtable with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and officials from Grand Sky, the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and the North Dakota University System. Grand Sky [Read More]

Senator: UAS Integration Lies in BVLOS Ops, Traffic Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

Speaking at the Drone Focus monthly meet-up last week in Fargo, N.D., U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., stressed that beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations and unmanned traffic management (UTM) are key to demonstrating that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can be safely integrated [Read More]

UND Gets Nearly $1M in Support of Drone Ag Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced the National Science Foundation’s award of nearly $1 million to support the University of North Dakota’s (UND) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) agricultural research. According to [Read More]

UND Celebrates Grand Opening of UAS-Dedicated Building

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 27, 2016

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., along with state, local and university officials, has dedicated Robin Hall, the newest addition to the University of North Dakota’s (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The new building will primarily support unmanned [Read More]

Fargo Holds Second Annual DroneFocusCon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2016

A gathering of stakeholders in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, the second annual Drone Focus Conference (DroneFocusCon) kicked off yesterday in Fargo, N.D., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During his opening remarks, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., stressed [Read More]

FAA Reauthorization Amendments Would Streamline UAS Research, Extend Test Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., to ensure greater public- and private-sector coordination of research and policy development for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of [Read More]

N.D. Senator Recognized for Work to Cultivate State’s UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 04, 2015

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has been recognized for his work in establishing and expanding the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in North Dakota. Executives from Altavian and ComDel Innovations presented the senator with Altavian’s Nova F6500 UAS, which was manufactured [Read More]

N.D. Senator Touts Grand Sky UAS Park to Crowd at Google Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2015

At the Google Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Airspace Seminar this week, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., pitched North Dakota’s new business and technology park, Grand Sky, as an up-and-coming hub for UAS technology. With companies such as Northrop Grumman and [Read More]

UAO Exclusive: Sen. Hoeven Talks About His New UAS Bill

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2015

U.S. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. – enthusiastic proponents of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry – recently introduced legislation to accelerate the commercial industry in the U.S. Called the Commercial UAS Modernization Act of 2015, the [Read More]