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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FAA Approves Flight Testing for Logos Technologies UAS

Juliet Van Wagenen

The Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) UAS
The Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) UAS. Photo: DARPA

[Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Logos Technologies has received authorization from the FAA to begin flight-testing of the unmanned Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

Developed in partnership with Atair Aerospace, TEMP is a lightweight, powered and autonomous-flight-capable parafoil aircraft designed for a range of missions, including precision cargo-delivery to remote and inaccessible areas to assist with emergency response and other situations.

Testing, which is expected to begin in October, will be conducted at the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) FAA UAS test site at the Oneida County Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.

The testing facility, located on the site of the former Griffiss Air Force Base, also hosts the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (Rome Lab). Logos predicts that operating in close proximity to Rome Lab will allow the company to mature this technology for military and commercial applications faster and more efficiently.

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