Global UAV Technologies, a vertically integrated drone technology company, has underlined its commitment to expanding the drone industry by completing a landmark mission.
The company has successfully completed a test flight of its UAV using the 4G cellular network for command and control as well as flight data telemetry feedback following investment into its research and development, engineering and manufacturing division, NOVAerial Robotics.
The test flights included multiple takeoffs and landings as well as the execution of an autonomous flight plan with one of NOVAerial’s internal research and development multicopter UAV platforms.
According to Global UAV, the ability to operate a drone utilising a 4G cellular network is aimed at bringing a more robust command and control and datalink telemetry link to the operational personnel and pilot on the ground.
“We are excited to reveal one of the many R&D projects presently ongoing at NOVAerial,” stated Michael Burns, CEO and director of Global UAV.
“The ability to fly drones on the back of the existing cellular network is a large step forward for both consumer and commercial drone applications world wide. Currently, UAV’s fly utilising a direct radio link with the pilot ground station.
“Using the cellular network as a high bandwidth datalink will provide increased operational range for many applications such as drone surveillance, delivery, search and rescue and emergency response flights in both urban and rural areas. This technology opens the door to a range of new drone applications that have not been possible until now.”