Leading European unified traffic management (UTM) specialist Altitude Angel has gotten the nod from authorities in Sweden to deploy its GuardianUTM Enterprise system during trials at the country’s largest drone operations testing area.
Altitude Angel will be using its UTM platform during continuing trials at the 2,400km² Drone Center Sweden in the town of Västervik, on the country’s southeastern coast. In doing so, the company will become a part of Project PNK – short for positioning, navigation, and communications. That will test and evaluate the feasibility and potential advantages of using mobile telecom networks to manage the various aspects of UTM in drone operation. The specific PNK4UTM program will test the approach in monitoring and orchestrating various modes of uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) operation, including beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights.
The PNK4UTM trials are overseen by the Swedish Transport Administration and its…