Unmanned Platforms

Xponential 2018: AFRL to test its Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system

09 May 2018

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will soon test a new Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system that would enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to operate in national airspace.

AFRL demonstrated recordings of displays from its GBDAA system at Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The system is a joint initiative between the State of Ohio and AFRL for Unmanned Aerial System R&D and Operator Training.

“Right now we are on the cusp of testing the system, we have put all the parts together, we have done all the modelling and drafted the safety case,” Art Huber, AFRL’s deputy director for operations, told Jane’s in early May.

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