QinetiQ Australia to build Queensland UAS Flight Test Range
QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a contract by the Queensland state government to design and build an UAS Flight Test Range (FTR) at Cloncurry Aerodrome (pictured).
The FTR will include access to a commercial quality runway, dedicated hangar and workshop, range control system, dedicated airspace and a primary surveillance radar.
Greg Barsby, Managing Director of QinetiQ Australia, said: ‘The Queensland Government has a vision to be a world leader in UAS technologies and QinetiQ is proud to support this through the creation of the FTR facility at Cloncurry.’
Queensland is the first state in Australia to outline a specific strategy aimed at strengthening UAS research and development.
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