GA-ASI to Conduct Unmanned Flights with Ground-Based Sense and Avoid

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that it has received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS (unmanned aerial systems) operations. The company will utilise a Ground-based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) system as an alternative to using a more costly and operationally restrictive manned chase aircraft.

The COA enables GA-ASI to conduct these unmanned flights with a Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within 60 nautical miles of the company’s Flight Test and...

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