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Heitkamp to speak with Law class, tour Aerospace UAS center

Heitkamp to visit UND Law School: Who:     U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp What:    Heitkamp will visit Professor Julia Ernst’s legislation class and discuss her various roles and experiences in government When:   1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 Where:  UND Law School, Room 103 Heitkamp to tour UND Aerospace Center: Who:     U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [...]

Drew Wrigley, UND to announce UAS flight training program

North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, along with UND, will announce on Thursday a first-of-its-kind training program for future pilots of unmanned aircraft systems. The news conference will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in 210 Clifford Hall. Wrigley, President Robert Kelley, and Bruce Smith, dean of Aerospace Sciences, will provide information about [...]

Aerospace designated by Draganfly as a UAS factory training center

Designation ― unique to UND ― will enhance UAS education Aerospace was recently recognized as a Factory Training Center for Draganfly Innovations Inc. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Draganfly Innovations, a company started in 1998 by Christine and Zenon Dragan, produces a wide range of compact unmanned aircraft systems and other remotely operated vehicles, including a line multiple-rotor [...]

UND, Lake Region State College sign agreement on UAS collaboration

Pact will enhance region’s leadership in global growth industry President Robert Kelley and Lake Region State College (LRSC) President Doug Darling today signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that joins the two schools’ efforts in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) education and training. LRSC is located in Devils Lake, N.D. This agreement underscores the broader cooperation [...]

UND, Lake Region State College to sign agreement on UAS collaboration

Pact underscores region’s leadership in global growth industry In  a move that will boost the region’s global leadership in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UND and Lake Region State College (LRSC) will sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) Friday that joins the two schools’ efforts in UAS education and training. LRSC is located in Devils Lake. [...]

Ferraro selected for psychology task force on ‘weaponized’ UAS

F. Richard Ferraro, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been named to a task force that focuses on the psychology of “weaponized” unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The eight-member task force, “Research Agenda for Psychology of Weaponized Umanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones),” is part of the American Psychological Association’s Division 48: Society for the Study of [...]

UND launches nation’s first Unmanned Aircraft Systems research compliance committee

In a bold and innovative move, UND has formed the country’s first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research Compliance Committee that aims to get ahead of federal plans to regulate UAS in terms of privacy concerns and other social issues. The committee meets for the first time Friday. “This is purely voluntary,” said Phyllis Johnson, vice [...]

UND, NASA and MITRE Corp. successfully test new UAS technology

A joint team of government, a not-for-profit research and development organization and academia recently completed two weeks of flight testing “sense and avoid” technology that could some day help unmanned aircraft better integrate into the national air transportation system. The MITRE Corporation and UND developed automatic sense and avoid computer software algorithms that were uploaded [...]

UND, Northland Community and Technical College ink five year UAS agreement

In a pact that reinforces the region’s leadership in a growing global industry, UND and Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) signed a memorandum Monday, March12, of agreement that joins two national leaders in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education, research, and training. President Robert Kelley and NCTC President Anne Temte inked a five year MOA that [...]

UND receives its first Department of State Export License for UAS training

UND recently obtained its first license from the Department of State under the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The license will allow for training foreign military pilots to fly unmanned aerial system s (UAS). The university has been a leader in UAS training, offering the only bachelors’ degree in the nation in Unmanned Aerial Systems. [...]

UND, Corsair Engineering team up for training on nation’s first four-year UAS degree

UND has teamed with Corsair Engineering to provide University students with cutting edge training systems for their education in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Students pursuing a UAS major at UND are using the ScanEagle UAS as an example platform to learn mission employment and operational techniques through the use of high-fidelity simulation. The ScanEagle simulator was [...]

UND inks deal with Air Force for new UAS headquarters at Grand Forks base

UND and representatives from the Grand Forks Air Force Base signed a historic lease agreement Saturday, Feb. 12, providing the University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program a new home on base for research, training and education. A signing ceremony took place inside a massive base facility, part of which — about 5,000 square feet — will [...]

Israeli-based UAS company will open new office in Grand Forks

Simlat’s President, Yuval Peshin, along with Tom Kenville, UND Center for Innovation, announced today the opening of a new North American Simlat office in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Simlat Ltd., an Israeli-based company, is a leading provider of next generation mission-training solutions for unmanned vehicles systems (UAS) and for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). [...]

Engineering will flight test student-designed payloads at Camp Grafton

A team of UND students is set to test their engineering handiwork in an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Camp Grafton South next week. The group has scheduled a media day Tuesday, August 10, at the camp, during the three-day test program. The engineering students are testing the Bruce Tharpe Engineering Super Hauler and imaging, communications, [...]

Al Palmer named interim director of UAS program

Al Palmer has been named interim director of the UND Center for UAS Research, Education and Training (UAS Center), succeeding Jeff Kappenman, who resigned to pursue other career opportunities and be closer to family. Palmer recently retired after serving for 10 years as director of flight operations at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace [...]