Insitu Signs Groundbreaking Agreement with FAA
- for Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Airspace Integration Research
"The FAA has a well-equipped laboratory and resources at the technical center that will allow them to fully evaluate our Tier II system," said Insitu Vice President, Commercial Business Development Paul McDuffee. "Through the CRDA, the FAA will have an opportunity to better understand UAS design, construction and functionality. It will also begin determining differences in how an air traffic controller manages an unmanned aircraft versus a manned aircraft by integrating the ScanEagle system with existing FAA air traffic control simulation capabilities."
International Military and Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Survey
The research will be managed by the Research and Technology Development Office and conducted at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ. As part of the agreement, Insitu will train FAA pilots and support staff to fly and maintain the system. Insitu will also supply documentation related to the ScanEagle UAS, including an open invitation for FAA personnel to visit Insitu to see first-hand how the company develops and manufactures its products.
Source : Insitu