Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor systems.

The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Sen. John Hoeven, a  member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, has worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract.

Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.

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