Plymouth Rock Technologies (PRT) has announced a strategic alliance with Honeywell Aerospace to advance satellite communications for the control of avionics and sensory modules for extended Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) distances.
The alliance will involve the use of PRT Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technologies utilising Honeywell Aerospace Satellite technologies to market and prove out the Honeywell low latency satellite communication system for control and safety failover scenarios where standard radio and cellular connections to a UAS are no longer viable; for example, needing to adjust flight plans in order to extend missions or perform tasks out of conventional communications range at BVLOS distances from a command-and-control location.
PRT and Honeywell will also jointly promote the UAS technologies of Honeywell at several trade shows in the coming months, which started with the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) show in Malvern, UK.
“PRT is pleased to enter into this alliance with Honeywell Aerospace. Advancing the communication capabilities for unmanned flight is imperative for the overall unmanned traffic management ecosystem,” stated Carl Cagliarini, Chief Strategy Officer of PRT.
“We are both honoured and relish the opportunity to work with one of the biggest names in Aerospace on advancing and promoting an essential capability that will hold great significance, both now and in the future.”