Lockheed Martin releases UAS traffic management system

By Luke Geiver | August 05, 2015

Lockheed Martin has made its unmanned aircraft systems management system available to the UAS community. The UTM system is an online flight service that feeds flight plan information directly into the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s National Airspace System. According to Lockheed, “UAS operators now have an option of reporting operating areas via this system.” 

Paul Engola, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Transportation and Financial Solutions business, said that the corporation’s objective is to provide an “open, standards-based system that individual operators and other private UTM systems can use to interact seamlessly and securely with the NAS.” 

“We look forward to partnering with UAS operators and manufacturers to help create a system that supports the safe coexistence of manned and unmanned flight,” Engola added. 

In addition to its own UTM system, Lockheed Martin is working with NASA on a system that features capabilities including standards-based software interfaces that allow UAS ground control stations and other UTM platforms to interact directly with Lockheed’s. Capabilities also include the ability to monitor UAS to determine if they remain in their intended operating area, and, notification to air traffic control when UAS encroach on controlled airspace. 

For additional information on Lockheed Martin’s system, visit: www.1800wxbrief.com