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Drone maker, FAA, NASA reach agreement

PAE ISR Resolute Eagle via company’s website

STERLING, Virginia – PAE ISR, LLC, the original equipment manufacturer of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system platform, has signed an agreement with NASA and the FAA to conduct a demonstration in the National Airspace System in 2020 and to work toward full integration of unmanned aerial systems in the NAS.

PAE ISR is leasing a large hanger at the Pendleton UAS Test Range, and it will be the site from which the company will work on developing a concept of operations for pipeline inspections using the Resolute Eagle platform and a payload developed by American Aerospace Technologies, Inc.

“We will work with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to identify and resolve UAS Type Certification challenges,” Vice President of Business Development Beth Beach said of the agreement.

Other key partners in the agreement include Analytics Graphics, Inc., Fortem Technologies, Lincoln Labs, Pathfinder Systems, Sagetech, and Scientific Application and Research Associates.

The Resolute Eagle platform has the range and endurance to provide line of sight, beyond visual line of sight, and satellite communications-based beyond line of sight operating capabilities. That enables Resolute Eagle to support a wide range of military, law enforcement, homeland security, humanitarian, and commercial missions.

PAE ISR provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions and services to U.S. government agencies, NATO, and other international organizations.

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