Cranfield University in teh UK has selected US company Plymouth Rock Technologies (PRT) to supply drones and training services to support the UK’s National Beyond Visual Line of Sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) in collaboration with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The goal of the NBEC is to provide a safe, managed environment to test and develop concepts, principles, and related technologies to enable flying unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in non-segregated airspace.
“Being chosen by Cranfield University to be the supplier of UAS and training services for this globally recognized program is a positive endorsement of the Company and its products,” stated Carl Cagliarini, Chief Strategy Officer of PRT. “The requirement for Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities to ensure flight safety systems, electronic redundancy and constant communication must be rigorously tested if drone technologies are ever to be deployed over urban environments for commercial operations. This program takes our proven technologies to a higher level by assessing UAS capabilities towards the goal of introducing drones into non-segregated airspace. This will require drones to sense, communicate and work with manned aircraft across general aviation and military operations” concluded Cagliarini.
(Image: Cranfield University)
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