Fortem Technologies, an airspace awareness and intelligence specialist, is flying the flag for safe drone integration with a partnership with one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) selectees.
The company has inked a partnership deal with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), which was chosen to participate among an elite group of applicants selected by the FAA’s UAS IPP.
“The UAS IPP will rapidly accelerate the advancement of BVLOS flight, enabling the commercialization of drone delivery, search and rescue, safety inspections, delivery of medical supplies, and so many other services that will not only improve our lives, but will also aid in saving lives,” said Fortem Technologies CEO Timothy Bean.
Fortem Technologies has developed the world’s most compact, high-performance radar system for detecting airborne objects, a revolutionary safety capability for unmanned and manned aircraft. The Fortem TrueView radar system is small enough to be deployed on an aircraft to allow customers to build intrinsically safe air taxis and helicopters, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles that can operate autonomously beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).
The UAS IPP presents an opportunity for state, local and tribal governments to partner with private sector entities, such as UAS operators or manufacturers, to accelerate safe UAS integration.