- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The first of six FAA drone-testing sites for the nation will open next week in North Dakota.

The drones, starting with the Draganflyer X4-ES, will fly at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center and Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, technology magazine IEEE Spectrum reported Monday.

The Draganflyer drones, which will have a camera known as a Tetracam attached to them, will be tested for their ability to take quality images for soil assessment and crop health mapping, the magazine reported.

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Draganfly bills itself as “the world leader in Public Safety UAV’s that provide real-time airborne situational awareness to support a variety of high-value missions.”