North Dakota’s pioneering BVLOS network enters testing phase

North Dakota’s BVLOS network

In the minds of many outsiders, North Dakota may be better known for its conservative sensibilities and hard-charging cowboy types. Yet it’s now drawing a lot of attention for its decidedly modern, progressive embrace of drones, as North Dakota tests the first state-wide drone network system in the US.

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Vantis to build out operations center in Grand Sky aviation park

North Dakota’s Vantis BVLOS drone network continues to hit milestones. The group has just signed a deal to build its mission and network operations center (MNOC) in the Grand Sky business and aviation park.

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FAA’s BEYOND drone initiative welcomes new partners

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and Northern Plains UAS Test Site has partnered with industry leaders, including Skydio, Volansi, SkySkopes, iSight Drone Services, Airspace Link, Equinor, Workhorse, and Xcel Energy, to execute the FAA’s BEYOND program goals.

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Thales completes design for ND’s Vantis BVLOS network

Thales Group has completed the preliminary design review for the Vantis statewide BVLOS network being built in North Dakota. The milestone means Thales can now begin integrating surveillance systems and communications infrastructure into the great McKenzie county area for future drone deliveries.

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North Dakota announces Vantis, a statewide BVLOS network

North Dakota has taken the next step in integrating drones into everyday life with Vantis, a statewide BVLOS network for commercial drone research. This latest announcement adds to the hard work North Dakota has put into its commercial drone network.

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North Dakota’s BVLOS network hits major milestone

North Dakota’s BVLOS network

North Dakota’s statewide BVLOS network has begun the initial stages of implementing infrastructure at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS). The milestone means North Dakota is one step closer to beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights.

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