GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) The use of unmanned aviation or drones is becoming very popular, especially on our borders.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, along with Senator John Hoeven discussed developments with UAS’s at the Grand Sky in Grand Forks.
Hoeven says unmanned aircrafts are becoming an asset to counterattack threatening drones on our borders and prevent things such as drugs from coming into the states.
Nielsen agrees with him.
"We would never have enough people to stand and watch all along all of our borders. But through technology, we can see what we need to see and then we can address if there's threats themselves. It would be a tremendous, tremendous lift," says Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Secretary.
Grand Sky general atomics hangar is expanding its facility from 6 acres to 20.
This expansion will help continue offering pilot training and testing sensor flights out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base.