Beyond Visual Line of Sight

Major Initiatives


North Dakota takes the next step in UAS advancement, commercialization and development by introducing Vantis, the nation’s first statewide beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) network. With Vantis, North Dakota is primed to become the nation’s UAS epicenter. The distinctive, clean-sheet name Vantis was created for its bold and disruptive quality, befitting the new perspectives seen and horizons built with this program.

Why North Dakota?

npuasts-logoThe Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) is administrating the development of Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network. Vantis will enable UAS, or drone, flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in McKenzie and Williams counties, with additional locations to cover the entire state once the key site is validated.

Williston Related Press Releases:
Demo Flight in Williston - November 2020

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