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NASC TigerShark-XP receives FAA experimental certification

3rd May 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) has received special airworthiness certification in the experimental category from the FAA for two TigerShark-XP UAS, the N1740X and N1750X, the company announced on 25 April.

The TigerShark-XP is a variant of the US Navy’s RQ-23A Group III UAS. It has been assigned to research and development projects such as aircraft anti-ice and de-ice projects, detect-and-avoid development, national airspace integration, weather detection and avoidance, and numerous payload operations for NASA and academic R&D programmes.

As experimental aircraft, the TigerShark-XP are also being used as autopilot development platforms evaluating GPS-denied environments and other C2 innovations.

The TigerShark-XP offers a plug and play capability and can be equipped with a variety of payloads including onboard weather radar, detect-and-avoid radar, 4G LTE data links, Iridium satellite, and an expanded Silvus MIMO radio network.

NASC recently announced the opening of a TigerShark-XP training center at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. This training centre focuses on TigerShark-XP flight and maintenance operations as well as Cloud Cap Piccolo Command Centre training.

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