Canadian Manufacturing

Northrup Grumman to anchor drone technology business incubator

Grand Sky unmanned aircraft business park in North Dakota is expected to create thousands of jobs

FARGO, N.D.—The United States’s first unmanned aircraft business park is still several weeks away from the start of construction, but backers of the project say many companies are showing interest.

The 1.2 million-square-foot park is called Grand Sky. The facility will have space for hangars, offices, shops, laboratories and data centres. It is located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, which is home to an unmanned aircraft mission.

Defence technology giant Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, V.A., has already signed a letter of intent to anchor the park, which is expected to create thousands of jobs.

One company looking to get into the ground floor of Grand Sky is Smart C2. The president of the software business says the park should help small businesses grow into valuable companies.

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