Grand Forks UAS Summit Online Media Kit

Autonomous Systems – extending human reach and potential from undersea to space.

In partnership with unmanned aircraft system (UAS) leaders, military members, educators, and industry, Northrop Grumman Corporation is committed to bringing innovative autonomous systems capabilities and jobs to the Red River Valley. As such, the company will exhibit a wide range of autonomous systems capabilities at North Dakota’s Annual UAS Summit taking place August 22-25 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Thought leaders from across Northrop Grumman will participate in an array of autonomous systems discussions at the UAS Summit as outlined below:

Tuesday, August 23, 2:10 - 3 p.m.
Grand Sky Collaboration Panel
Hear from leadership within the University of North Dakota, the U.S. Air Force, Grand Forks Regional Economic Development Center and Northrop Grumman Corporation about their collaborative experience expanding Grand Forks’ UAS footprint.

Tuesday, August 23, 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Northrop Grumman and Northland Community College Partnership Presentation
 Northrop Grumman will announce a special partnership with Northland Community College that will enable students to get’ hands-on’ experience with an advanced autonomous aircraft system.

Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. - Noon.

RQ-4 Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft System Program Update
The Northrop Grumman-built RQ-4 Global Hawk is commemorating its 15 years of operational experience. This presentation will trace the origins of the program, its early deployment after 9/11, its successes and its expanding capabilities..

Highlighted Capabilities


Global Hawk
Global Hawk
Fire Scout
NASA Global Hawk
MQ5B Hunter
Fire Scout Maintenance
Fire Scout Maintenance,
Operation & Sustainment
Global Hawk Logistics Services
Global Hawk Logistics Services
Triton Service Support & Training

Media Contacts:

Rene’ Freeland
(858) 618-4080 Office
(858) 210-5828 Mobile

Greg Lund
Autonomous Systems (Global Hawk – One Fleet)

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