North Dakota Begins Initial Launch of BVLOS Network, Taps Volansi to Provide Drones for Testing

Zacc Dukowitz

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Last year the state of North Dakota invested $33 million in UAS infrastructure, with the goal of building a widespread BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) network within the state.

The investment is starting to pay off.

Last week the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), headquartered in Grand Forks, ND, announced that it is beginning to implement part of the BVLOS network.


The initial launch of the network will take place in the areas surrounding Williston and Watford City and Williston, in western North Dakota. This site was chosen for the existing state and local government infrastructure, and for the potential use cases for flying sUAS BVLOS in the area.

Read today's article to learn more about North Dakota's BVLOS network and Volansi's recent series B fundraising round, in which they raised $50 million.

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