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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Exelis Launches Situational Awareness Tool for UAS

Juliet Van Wagenen

Exelis’ new application improves UAS situational awareness
Exelis’ new application improves UAS situational awareness. Photo: Exelis

[Avionics Today 04-23-2015] Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations in the United States. Exelis’ Symphony RangeVue provides UAS operators and test range personnel with real-time FAA surveillance data, background maps and weather information.

The new tool enables UAS operators and test range personnel to have access to both real-time and historical surveillance information via a Web-hosted platform, helping manage mission operations from multiple locations with full visibility of assets.

“For the first time, UAS operators and test range personnel will have the same situational awareness currently available to general aviation pilots through traffic information broadcast services. This capability is available without having to install avionics surveillance equipment on the UAS aircraft,” said Ed Sayadian, vice president of civil and aerospace solutions for Exelis.

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