Harris Tests BVLOS Network for UAS Operations

On February 28th 2017, there was an article on Intelligent Aerospace by Courtney E. Howard talking about how Harris Corp is working with North Dakota organizations to test beyond visual line of sight (or BVLOS) for unmanned aircraft operations in order to test flight operations in real world environments. The beyond visual line of sight is made for unmanned aircraft systems and air traffic management.

Officials at Harris and North Dakota have released announced working together on February 28th in order to collaborate to and give the world a working UAS BVLOS operation. At the Harris’ Tech Expo held on February 27th to March 3rd in Melbourne, representatives were able to conduct a UAS flight demonstration.

Harris plans to work on developing regional infrastructure for the whole state of North Dakota which will in turn assist in the acceleration of BVLOS UAS operations.

Here is what George Kirov, the vice president and general manager of commercial UAS solutions at Harris Electronic Systems, has to say about the UAS business operations. "The use of UAS for business operations – such as remotely monitoring power lines, farms, and rail tracks – represents the future for many organizations. Harris is applying the same innovation and expertise that made us a leader in manned aircraft air traffic management solutions to integrate commercial UAS operations into the National Airspace System.”


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