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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry has experienced tremendous growth and demand over the last few years, with North Dakota leading the nation in UAS applications and innovations. With a rural setting and wide open skies, Minot is a prime location for UAS operations. Between military and commercial uses, the opportunities are unlimited for UAS businesses in the Minot area. 

The MAGIC Sky Initiative represents the Minot Area Chamber EDC's commitment to grow and develop the UAS industry, for all of North Dakota to benefit. Minot’s MAGIC Sky offers close proximity to the Bakken with endless opportunities for energy infrastructure inspection, government defense, precision ag, and more.  This initiative combines strategic partners across the world to deliver the best UAS innovations and applications to North Dakota companies, offering cost savings, increased efficiency, and the most advanced technology.

Industry leaders including SkySkopesRobot AviationeSmart SystemsAckerman-Estvold, and Houston Engineering, Inc. have partnered together under MACEDC's MAGIC Sky Initiative. Each of these four businesses represent different fields within the UAS industry, together these businesses are developing UAS opportunities across Western North Dakota. 

For more information on UAS in North Dakota, visit the North Dakota Department of Commerce.