FAA Issues COA for Flight of UAVS Talon 240 Unmanned Aircraft System
JESSUP, MD – November 18, 2014 – UAV Solutions, Inc. announced today that the University of Maryland (UMD) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly the UAV Solutions Talon 240 fixed wing UAS at the Crisfield Municipal Airport.
The Talon 240 is an electric powered UAS with endurance of 2.5 to 3.5 hours and a payload capacity of 12 lbs. with nose mount and belly pan payload positions. The 136 lb. Talon 240, with its lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar design, has a 20 ft. wingspan and a modular battery compartment. The UAS can be launched by a pneumatic aircraft launcher or from the back of a pick-up truck, while landing of the UAS is achieved via belly recovery.
“Use of the Talon 240 to demonstrate safe and responsible integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the airways will contribute to the advancement of the use of this technology in the National Airspace System,” stated UAV Solutions CEO Bill Davidson.
UAV Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that manufactures, designs and delivers innovative unmanned systems. State-of-the-art facilities allow the company to rapidly design, assemble, integrate and test high quality production systems. Helping its public and private sector customers fulfill their most important missions is UAV Solutions’ passion. More information is available at www.uavsolutions.com/sensor-systems.
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