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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Heron UAS set for Australian civilian skies

RAAF Heron UAVIAI Heron unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are on the verge of making their debut in Australian civilian air space.

The RAAF and Airservices Australia have signed a memorandum of agreement that sets the stage for the establishment of procedures for UAS operations in civilian air space without significant impact on civil air traffic.

“The MoA aids both Airservices and the air force by facilitating the initial operation and integration of remotely piloted aircraft into civil airspace, based on the air force’s mature and thorough airworthiness and aviation safety system,” says RAAF Air Cdr. Chris Westwood.

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