UAS firms Robot Aviation, SkySkopes announce partnership
SkySkopes pilot Cole Hanson guides a drone safely to the ground during a demonstration in Grand Forks, ND on Thursday, August 18, 2016. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)
Two unmanned aircraft systems companies with Grand Forks ties announced a partnership for global operations Wednesday.
Flight service firm SkySkopes and Robot Aviation, a major Norwegian UAS manufacturer, will team up on missions to collect thermal and infrared data in a series of test flights around the Western Hemisphere, according to a news release.
The two companies will be using a Robot Aviation aircraft for the flight operations, which are expected to start in a few months.
Both companies' U.S. operations are headquartered in Grand Forks.