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The second-ever defense innovation laboratory in the United States Air Force

Part of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing 

"Semper ad Meliora! (Always Onward Towards Better Things)"

As the technological, manufacturing and cybernetic environment continues to evolve at such a rapid pace, our Airmen need to be at the cutting edge of that development cycle to ensure our continued superiority in the Global Theater. Through the efforts of North Spark Defense Laboratory (NDSL) here in Grand Forks AFB, Airmen will be provided the tools to not only keep up with our adversaries, but to overcome the fierce competition as well. With every completed project, it is another victory for the USAF over the adversaries that seek to subvert us.



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We strive to be the premier & gold standard example Air Force Defense Innovation Laboratory






Provide Force Enabling and Force Multiplying options to Grand Forks AFB, and the broader Department of the Air Force, through innovative advancement of effective solutions and empowering development.





Foster a culture of innovation and build a force of pro-change. Be visible through advertising, messaging and being available to customers. Listen and collaborate. Leverage North Spark Defense Laboratory's unique mission enhancement capabilities.



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Business Hours: Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Address: 641 Alert Ave, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205

Phone: 701-747-IDEA (4332)


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