|Gov. Hoeven will present check for UAV Center of Excellence|
Gov. John Hoeven will present a $1 million check at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 13, in the Oriole Room, Alerus Center, from the Centers for Excellence program to UND's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to help create a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Center of Excellence.
The Center is expected to create 15 private sector and 10 public sector jobs by providing the conduit for private industry to bring new UAV and related business ventures to North Dakota. The UAV Center of Excellence will provide human factors flight performance research on UAVs and simulation applications, research and development of UAV payload sensors and ground-based cockpits, and education and training development for the integration of UAVs into the civilian aviation industry. Potential private sector partners include Lockheed Martin, Alion Science and Technology, Frasca International, Cirrus Aircraft, and Raytheon.