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  • NASA includes SmartPlanes for beyond line of sight testing

    2017 - 03 - 29 All investments, News from the portfolio, Okategoriserade @en

    SmartPlanes is proud to announce that the SmartPlanes Freya UAV is included in the NASA UAS Traffic
    Management (UTM) R&D Technical Capability Level 3 (TCL 3) project, at the FAA-designated Nevada UAS
    test site. SmartPlanes is represented by its US distributor Carbon Autonomous.

    SmartPlanes already has a long-term plan for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) capabilities and look
    forward to supporting safe integration of drones into regulated airspace.

    At SmartPlanes we are convinced that fixed wing UAVs and especially our latest Freya prototype is very
    well suited to BVLOS tasks with its 12+ miles line-of-sight telemetry range and 2+ hours flight time.

    The fixed wing type UAVs has far more energy efficient flight characteristics and are quickly stretching the
    boundaries for long distance flights. With experiences from the World Wildlife Fund nature conservation
    activities in Tanzania, Africa, we are comfortable that Freya’s flight endurance will sufficiently enable and
    succeed in long range tests.

    Besides NASA, SmartPlanes already have ongoing long range tests with the US Army Corps of Engineers in
    Maryland, and are also in cooperation with Alta Devices’ Technology to achieve a 24-hour, partly solar
    powered, flight.

    For more information please visit smartplanes.se or contact Simon Nathanson CEO at SmartPlanes on
    +46 70 552 52 09.

    SmartPlanes develop high-quality and state-of-the-art commercial drones for aerial mapping, surveying,
    remote sensing and surveillance. Reliable drones that deliver precise results in an efficient and safe way.
    Drones that do good. With customers all around the globe, SmartPlanes’ drones do good in vast number of
    areas ranging from construction and mining to wildlife preservation.