10/07/2020

First UAS Test Site to Open in Russia in Late 2021

First UAS Test Site to Open in Russia in Late 2021 – link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • The UAS Test Site (Droneport) is scheduled to open in the end of 2021
  • In 2019 International Aero Navigation Systems Concern JSC (IANS) received a governmental grant equal to $ 7.15 million dollars from Russian Venture Company (RVC JSC) Project Support Fund of the National Technological Initiative (NTI Fund) for development of the first test site for UAS in the Russian Federation to accommodate UAS flight design and certification testing (UAS Test Site)
  • Thereby, Civil Aviation Authority of Russian Federation has given IANS the official permission to conduct UAV flight tests and certification procedures
  • Droneport, the UAS Test Site provides an opportunity to use flight and digital platforms for above-mentioned tasks
  • The flight (experimental) platform of the UAS Test Site is a software and hardware complex that provides all types of UAS flight tests
  • The digital platform of the UAS Test Site is a software and hardware complex that provides accelerated assessment of UAS compliance with airworthiness standards (certification), as well as testing of UAS under development. The digital platform is designed for implementing virtual UAS flight tests, as well as services for end-to-end digital processing of test data. It verifies the compliance of UAS characteristics with the requirements of airworthiness standards and technical specifications
  • The following objects can be tested at the UAS Test Site:
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • UAS command and control systems
    • UAS payload (equipment)
  • Moreover, the UAS Test Site is an ecosystem for developing technologies for UAS integration into the common airspace
  • The second UAS framework project for which the governmental financial support from the NTI fund was provided is a system for integration of unmanned and manned aircraft into a common airspace RUTM-1 (Russian Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management)

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