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UAvionix, an autonomous technology provider backed by Airbus' venture capital arm, has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for an unmanned aircraft system communications technology product. The ping200x technology became the world's first drone transponder approved for FAA TSO performance standard compliance, Airbus Ventures said Tuesday.More
Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary has awarded Ascent AeroSystems a follow-on order to manufacture and deliver unmanned aerial systems designed to operate within austere environments. The Spirit UAS has a cylindrical configuration and features a dual payload mount system to allow the integration of various operating concepts such as perch-and-stare capabilities, Ascent said Monday.More
Esri has partnered with Airspace Link to implement new situational awareness features into the former's end-to-end cloud-based drone mapping software tool. The new integration for the Site Scan for ArcGIS flight planner tool is designed to display data associated with a specified area including information on no-flight zones, special activities and controlled airspaces, Esri said Friday.More
General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has received the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test a second Avenger Extended Range unmanned aircraft system in U.S. national airspace. The company said Wednesday it will use the FAA-granted experimental certificate to expand Avenger ER's testing activities for internal research and development, as well as contracted efforts.More
The U.S. Army has asked industry for information on supply drone concepts as part of the Joint Tactical Autonomous Aerial Resupply System program. A notice published Thursday on the beta SAM website says the service is seeking a first unit equipped supply drone that could demonstrate operational capability at technology readiness level 6, could be ready for use by 2026 and could comply with regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization.More
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