CAAS approves BVLOS operations of DroNet UAS
ST Engineering has received authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to conduct beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) trials of its DroNet UAS solution over the Lower Seletar reservoir, the company announced on 25 February.
The DroNet UAS has been designed to operate in an urban environment. By using networking, video analytics and data sharing, it is able to provide solutions for various applications including perimeter security, asset inspection and lightweight deliveries.
Kevin Shum, director-general of CAAS, said: ‘We congratulate ST Engineering for conducting the first-ever BVLOSflight trials in Singapore. The ST Engineering team underwent a series of stringent safety evaluations to make this possible, opening up the possibility of more sophisticated UAS operations in Singapore.’
ST Engineering signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CAAS in early 2018 to facilitate the development of BVLOS UAS operations in Singapore’s urban environment. Under the MoU, ST Engineering will provide a suite of technical services for system integration and prototyping in identified areas of interest and assist CAAS to enhance the regulatory requirements for BVLOS UAS operations in Singapore.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
The Royal Danish Navy is boosting its autonomous mine countermeasures capabilities by procuring new uncrewed underwater systems.
A defence analyst claims that Russia's move to acquire and deploy Iranian UAV's in Ukraine tells of wider weapons supply issues and a depletion of stocks.
A team at the University of Maine will define a path forward to support advanced manufacturing of USVs, under a contract from the US Office of Naval Research.
Insitu receives order for 13 Blackjack and 25 ScanEagle UAVs.
Ukraine ordered 40 Warmates, half of which have already reached frontline units with the remainder to arrive by the end of September.
Despite a number of Skyborg test successes, a defence expert has questioned how the development of next generation drones will advance without activities being concentrated and clear requirements set out.