Altitude Angel has been chosen to provide UTM (unified traffic management) services to Jordan’s first test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS).
According to an Altitude Angel press release:
“Managed by Deep Element, a Jordanian company specialised in the design, development, and integration of UAS solutions and powered by Altitude Angel’s solutions, the test site will help advance understanding, both technical and regulatory, around the integration of UAS into Middle East airspace….The launch of the test site signifies a major milestone in the Kingdom’s enablement of commercial and government drone operations, supporting the integration of UAS into the national airspace and providing a living lab for the development of future policies, trainings, certifications, and UAS and CUAS validations.
“The site will deliver a wide range of services and benefits to all UAS companies and partners, assisting them in the development of strategic operations and safety risk management plans, while also allowing them to test new UAS and CUAS technologies which will unlock the potential for medical and commercial drone deliveries throughout Jordan and beyond.
“The UAS test site was officially inaugurated during a series of successful test flights on Friday, 28 October, which included the Kingdom’s first-ever drone delivery and drone inspection flights. During the drone delivery test, a VTOL drone successfully delivered medical supplies from the test site to a targeted location near Kharrana Castle southwest of the Azraq Wetlands—the first such utilisation of a UAS flight in the region.
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