Israeli Company Looking to Launch Agricultural Unmanned Aerial Systems from Hillsboro Airport

Hillsboro might become a focal point in the Red River Valley region’s agricultural unmanned aerial systems world, according to officials involved in the plan.The Hillsboro Banner reported on July 24 that an Israeli-based electronics company is looking to launch drones from the Hillsboro Regional Airport to gather data on agriculture and other research in a project involving North Dakota State University.

NDSU is applying for a North Dakota Department of Commerce Research ND grant. If approved, Elbit Systems, based in Haifa, Israel, would participate as a private sector partner, using its unmanned aerial system to fly and gather data. The project is in cooperation with the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. and the Traill County Economic Development Commission in Hillsboro.Read more