October 28, 2020 - Already a thriving ecosystem of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in public and private use, North Dakota takes the next step in UAS advancement, commercialization and development by introducing Vantis, the nation’s first statewide UAS beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) network. Vantis will be overseen by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), which has served as the state's one-stop UAS research and testing facilitator since 2013, bringing together government resources, industry leaders and public stakeholders, to pioneer BVLOS activity. NPUASTS also drives approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring the system together. With Vantis, North Dakota is primed to become the nation’s epicenter of commercial UAS activity.
North Dakota Announces Vantis as Statewide UAS BVLOS Network
Oct 28, 2020 |