Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. will conduct Denmark's first-ever beyond visual line of sight unmanned aerial system (UAS) flight.
On May 28, in cooperation with the Danish Transport Authority, Insitu will perform the flights at Hans Christian Anderson (HCA) airport with the long-endurance ScanEagle UAS during Nordic UAS Event 2015.
The flights are part of a broader collaboration agreement Boeing and HCA Airport signed to further develop UAS Test Center Denmark – a testing, training and development hub.
‘Boeing’s initial unmanned flight experiments at HCA Airport in 2011 inspired the concept behind UAS Test Center Denmark,” comments Christian Berg, CEO of HCA Airport. ‘We have the airspace and infrastructure to be a leader in testing and training throughout the international UAS community, and our work with Boeing is critical to showcasing what the future may hold for Denmark in unmanned systems.”
Boeing will work with the public and private sectors to conduct the demonstrations, including members of the UAS Denmark consortium.
The demonstrations will feature a range of missions to showcase ScanEagle’s capabilities, including agriculture and aerial surveying, emergency and natural disaster response, and defense and arctic surveillance.