WhiteFox Defense has announced it has joined the FAA’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program in Atlantic City and Seattle.

The research program will lead to implementing new innovative technologies that enhance the safety of passengers and manned aircraft in airports. The researchers will test and evaluate at least 10 technologies or systems at the chosen airports. The testing will create standards for future nationwide unmanned aircraft detection and mitigation technologies at airports.

Under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, the FAA is mandated to ensure that technologies employed to detect or minimize potential hazards caused by unmanned aircraft do not impede safe airport operations. The FAA prohibits the utilization of counter-UAS systems by any organizations besides federal departments granted express statutory permission to use this technology, necessitating comprehensive collaboration with the FAA to guarantee the mitigation of safety risks.

The FAA research program will continue through 2023.

WhiteFox is headquartered in California. The company’s mission is to keep the sky open for responsible pilots by creating solutions that advance drone technology for a better world (Press Release).

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