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Vigilant Aerospace secures TFO funding

21st December 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Vigilant Aerospace has secured investment from Kluz Ventures through its commercial unmanned aircraft and robotics fund, The Flying Object (TFO).

TFO makes investments into US and international UAS technology and service companies.

Vigilant Aerospace’s product, FlightHorizon, is a situational awareness and detect-and-avoid system designed for UAS pilots, auto pilots and airspace managers. It integrates data from aviation transponders, airborne and ground-based radar and other sources to provide airspace visualisation, air traffic warnings and autonomous avoidance commands.

The system is based on a licensed NASA patent and prototype which has been the subject of extensive flight testing, and is currently undergoing testing with commercial customers.

Kraettli L Epperson, CEO and co-founder of Vigilant Aerospace, said: ‘We are delighted to have the support and involvement of TFO in Vigilant Aerospace and look forward to cooperation in bringing our safety technology to an increasing number of commercial unmanned aircraft operations both in the US and internationally.’

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