Northrop Grumman's new UAS research center in North Dakota. Photo: Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman has opened a new facility dedicated to fostering autonomous systems and other capabilities at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota. The facility will serve as a nucleus for research and development, pilot, operator and maintainer training along with operations and mission analysis, and aircraft maintenance.
The aerospace and defense manufacturer’s 36,000-square-foot building makes it the first tenant at North Dakota’s UAS Business and Aviation Park. The company is also planning construction of a hangar to take advantage of the Park’s access to the adjacent Grand Forks Air Force Base, home to a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance autonomous aircraft.