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Author Topic: NASA flies an ADS-B Unmanned MQ-9  (Read 2438 times)

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ACW367

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NASA flies an ADS-B Unmanned MQ-9
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:18:38 PM »
An interesting development in the world of ADS-B, NASA has started flying an MQ-9 fully fitted with ADS-B which is designed to test if that tech can enable it to operate in GAT airspace. 

http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2012/03/unmanned-adsb-first-for-nasa/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-097-DFRC.html

Will be interesting if it starts appearing on the network.

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Re: NASA flies an ADS-B Unmanned MQ-9
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 12:25:01 AM »
Hmmm...

I wonder if ICAO are going to give codes to UAVs. If not, the database updaters are going to have to work something out so that I can give silhouettes the right code ;-)

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Re: NASA flies an ADS-B Unmanned MQ-9
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 04:47:41 PM »
If ICAO give permission for UAVs to operate in ICAO GAT airspace, the UAV will need to flight plan as per manned aircraft.  Therefore I presume a code will be issued as it is a required field on the flightplan.