Grand Sky Development expects to receive its first Northrop Grumman Firebird optionally piloted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft in July 2020. To be operated commercially, the Firebird initially will be flown manned, but Grand Sky hopes to begin unmanned flights within two years. Based in Grand Forks, N.D., Grand Sky has signed a deposit agreement covering two aircraft, which it plans to offer for commercial missions including agricultural surveys and inspection of ...

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