Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is partnering with Canadian UAVs to develop an unmanned traffic management solution for below-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) in Canada.
Lockheed Martin’s Canada CDL Systems subsidiary will work with the Calgary-based, military-grade drone services company to optimize airspace situational awareness for UAV pilots and support crew via the new UTM.
Using Lockheed Martin’s vehicle control station software, VCSi, Canadian UAVs will integrate their ground-based radar, Sparrowhawk, into the UTM to provide users with a complete airspace picture of manned and unmanned aviation tracking with collision avoidance. Sparrowhawk proved instrumental in launching Canadian UAVs’ first permitted BVLOS flights outside of restricted airspace in Canadian history in 2018.
“With Canadian UAVs’ advanced market position in BVLOS operations, we are seeing a lot of gaps in what the general market offers to solve fundamental technological issues in unmanned aviation,” Canadian UAVs President Sean Greenwood said in a press…