About the Northern Plains UAS Test Site

The Northern Plains UAS Test Site is one of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites in the nation. The mission of the NPUASTS is to collaborate with FAA and industry partners to develop systems, rules, and procedures to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System without negatively impacting existing general or commercial aviation.

Supporting the UAS Ecosystem

NPUASTS is the central figure in North Dakota's focus on autonomy, executing research and development, administering Vantis, the statewide UAS system, and other programs while working closely with GrandSKY, UND, NDSU, Grand Farm, and other companies in the North Dakota UAS ecosystem.


Advancing Autonomy's Future

Decades of team experience in diverse fields provide a one-stop solution for UAS operators. We have designed and managed programs for federal, state and local governments, and private industry since our founding in 2013. Creating new initiatives and through actions across the nation, NPUASTS leads the way in advancing the future of autonomy, unlocking capabilities for every community.

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