March 28, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and partners Northrop Grumman and Aviation Communications and Surveillance Systems, an L3 and Thales Company, today announced a series of successful flight tests of the sense-and-avoid avionics system for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

The flight tests led by Northrop Grumman were conducted at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. Participating were FAA staff from federally funded research and development centers, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which developed the algorithms and software for ACAS Xu.