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NASC Continues Flight Operations for New Teros Group 4/5 UAV
NASC TEROS Group 4/5 UAV Continues Flight Tests on the Way to New Customer Delivery
Rome, NY, January 29, 2020 – Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) announced today successful flight testing of the NASC TEROS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Technology Demonstrator. The flight took place at the NASC Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Operations and Training Center at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. The TEROS UAV flew for approximately 1.5 hrs in both manual and autonomous flight profiles successfully testing the aircraft systems / avionics suite.
TEROS is a Group 4/5 Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAV designed in collaboration with Sonex Aerospace of Oshkosh, WI. Its rugged, aerobatic design and flexible “Plug and Play Payload” capability enables the TEROS to carry multiple payloads up to 600 pounds at high altitudes for extended periods. TEROS was built to FAA Part 23 (structure and systems) and MIL F 83691 (flight characteristics) standards.
“Today’s successful flight is a huge step toward reaching our ultimate goal of TEROS approval for integration into the National Airspace.” said Richard Leverich, Senior Program Engineer, Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation.
The TEROS is undergoing preparation for follow-on envelope expansion flight testing. NASC and Sonex will continue to consider improvements to be integrated into the next production update.
Florida Power & Light recently featured the TEROS during their Super Bowl Halftime commercial. The commercial can be found at https://youtu.be/La0gef3LAzs.
Since 1977, NASC has provided innovative solutions to the Department of Defense, federal research institutions, and commercial industry in their quest for technologically advanced solutions to global challenges. Our specialized products, support, and services are currently being used in multiple operational environments around the world. NASC areas of expertise include Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Manufacturing and Flight Services, UAS Ground Control Systems, Advanced Maritime Patrol ASW Training, Advanced Acoustics, and Sensor Development, Persistent Surveillance Systems, Combat Systems Joint Fires Training and Doctrine, and Information Technology.
For more information, Please contact NASC Business Development via email at Busdev@nasc.com