Thursday morning Hoeven will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the UND Aerospace and UAS Research, Training and Education Building. Hoeven has worked, both as governor and now as U.S. Senator, with the state’s UAS community to establish and maintain North Dakota’s leadership in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technologies and to make Grand Forks a hub for UAS research, development and commercialization. The senator worked to include an amendment into the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Reauthorization bill that directed the FAA to establish six exclusive test sites tasked with integrating UAS into the National Airspace System. Last December, Grand Forks was selected as one of the sites.