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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Aero Kinetics, FreeFlight Systems Partner to Bring ADS-B to UAS

Veronica Magan

Photo: Aero Kinetics

[Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Aero Kinetics announced a partnership with FreeFlight Systems to further enhance their effort to certify their latest generation multi-rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with the FAA. The two companies are working together to integrate their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics into the Aero Kinetics family of UAS for commercial use in the National Airspace System (NAS). 

FreeFlight has designed a lightweight and low-power ADS-B unit based on previously certified ADS-B products. By incorporating technologies from the aerospace industry and beyond, Aero Kinetics has developed airworthy UAS that leverage proven ADS-B technology to communicate with manned aircraft and ground control stations alike. 

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