Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) unit Supernal has announced it has formed a strategic partnership and taken an equity stake in transportation and defense radar specialist Echodyne to assist the aircraft developer’s future navigation systems.

Supernal, which is developing electric takeoff and landing planes for air taxi and longer AAM services, says its cooperation with the Kirkland, WA-based company will allow it to integrate Echodyne radar tech in both its airborne and ground assets. Use of those systems is expected to ensure the safest navigation possible of Supernal craft in all their phases of activity.

Indeed, Echodyne CEO Eben Frankenberg says a major driver in the pairing is Supernal’s holistic approach to AAM, including traffic and situational awareness technologies to provide maximal operational security.

“Supernal is reimagining airborne mobility with the same ‘safety above all’ mentality we have here at