Arctic UAV adopts Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application to enhance its BVLOS operations



In an effort to enhance its beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations, Arctic UAV has adopted the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application, which will provide “situational awareness safety” for Arctic UAV’s BVLOS flight operations within Canada’s Arctic.

Multiple UAS can be monitored simultaneously by a single operator using the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS display technology. The technology also provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation and communications line-of-sight to enable BVLOS operations.

IRIS will provide the flight range with real-time 2D and 3D visualization of airborne track and weather data, as well as geo-fencing capabilities.

“Safe BVLOS unmanned flight operations require the very best in equipment and technology,” says Kirt Ejesiak, Chairman and CEO of Arctic UAV.

“The Kongsberg Geospatial display application provides an extremely cost-effective solution to deliver airspace situational awareness and significantly improve flight safety.”

Considered experts in Arctic logistics for UAS operations, Arctic UAV, which is a UAS services provider in the Canadian Arctic, uses professional certified UAS operators to deliver large-scale projects.

The pilots are Transport Canada licensed and insured, and can operate in harsh conditions using various platforms, ranging from small fixed-wing and quad-copter UAS to large gas-powered rotary wing aircraft.

“We’re very pleased to be working with an experienced UAS services provider like Arctic UAV,” says Ranald McGillis, President of Kongsberg Geospatial.

“Their expertise in Arctic logistics and their ability to manage large-scale projects provides an excellent and very unique use case for our technology.”