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UAS Cluster Initiative newsletter
  April 16, 2024

  1. DronePort Network Announces Strategic Partnership with Vigilant Aerospace
  2. Attending EXPONENTIAL 2024? Visit the Oklahoma Pavilion Booth to meet wth UASCI and more.
1. DronePort Network Announces Strategic Partnership with Vigilant Aerospace to Provide Airspace Management at Drone Ports across the US

Vigilant Aerospace, a leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones), has been announced as a strategic partner by DronePort Network to provide Airspace Management (ASM), Detect-and-Avoid (DAA), and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) for future drone port projects throughout the United States. Vigilant Aerospace's FlightHorizon solution provides the advanced situational awareness required for safe, scalable autonomous flight.

For more details on this partnership, please read the press release at Droneport Network – Vigilant Aerospace Strategic Partnership announcement.

2. Oklahoma Pavilion booth at EXPONENTIAL 2024
April 22-25, 2024 – San Diego Convention Center – Booth 3525
Connect with UASCI and other Oklahoma Aerospace organizations at the Oklahoma Pavilion.

If you are attending AUVSI EXPONENTIAL, this is an opportunity to meet with Craig Mahaney in person to discuss UAS Cluster Initiative activities. Craig may be contacted through the Oklahoma Pavilion booth (#3525).

You can also meet with other Oklahoma based Aerospace Organizations at the Oklahoma Pavilion Booth, including:
Vigilant Aerospace
Choctaw Nation – Advanced Technology Initiative
Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE)
Tulsa Innovation Labs
Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics
Oklahoma Department of Commerce

The Oklahoma Pavilion will be at booth 3525 in the XPONENTIAL 24 exhibit hall.

UASCI is creating an environment where unmanned aviation startups can thrive, connect with innovative networks, access global capital, discover national technologies and learn from proven tech industry leaders.

The UAS Cluster Initiative is funded in part through a Contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed within this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Questions or comments regarding Newsletter? Contact Jack James at
UAS in the News
Oklahoma City Soars to New Heights During Oklahoma's First Aerospace Week
Aerospace Week 2024 was a resounding success, uniting industry leaders, educators and enthusiasts of all ages to share a collective vision for the future of aerospace in Oklahoma.
Upcoming Industry Events
Xponential 2024
Apr. 22 - Apr. 25, 2024
San Diego, CA

2024 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit
Jun. 10 - Jun. 12, 2024
Houston, TX

First Advanced Air Mobility Symposium (AAM 2024)
Sept. 9 - Sept. 12, 2024
Montréal, Canada
Policy News
FAA Approves Waiver for Nevada's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site
dronelife | 04/15/2024
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently granted a crucial waiver under Title 49 of the United States Code for the operation of civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at the Nevada Autonomous Test Site.

FAA Over People – FAA approves AVSS's Means of Compliance
sUAS News | 04/05/2024
The FAA has approved the AVSS Means of Compliance (MOC) for Category 2 and Category 3 flight over people operations.
Research News
NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry
sUAS News | 04/16/2024
This computer program is available to industry for U.S. release via the website.

New research facility at Discovery Park opens doors for opportunities in unmanned vehicles
North Texas Daily | 04/13/2024
The Center of Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems' new unmanned aviation research facility at Discovery Park, will allow students and businesses in the Texoma region to conduct research on unmanned vehicles.

Wind tunnel testing: pushing the boundaries of traditional aerodynamic design
sUAS News | 04/03/2024
In the dynamic realm of aerospace engineering, the wind tunnel serves as a crucible of truth, where the fate of aircraft programs hangs in the balance.
Industry Headlines
Drones Help Count Orangutans in Borneo: A Technological Leap for Conservation
sUAS News | 04/15/2024
For conservationists to evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions and protection activities, it's essential to know how many orangutans survive today.

The Integration & Commercialization of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft and Logistics Systems
Dallas Innovates | 04/10/2024
As the aerospace sector stands on the brink of transformation as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) takes flight, the success of AAM aircraft in the real world hinges on the development of robust infrastructure and fully integrated logistics systems.

Use Case Roundup: Drone & Robotic Deployments in Energy
Innovate Energy | 04/08/2024
From enhancing safety to optimizing operational efficiency, drones and robotics are reshaping traditional practices in the energy industry and opening up new horizons for exploration and production. 

Utah could expand drones and air taxis for the ‘34 Olympics
Deseret News | 04/07/2024
In Utah, dozens of 47G companies are already pioneering advanced, cutting-edge technologies that will be part of the state's future air mobility ecosystem.

Elevating Firefighting Strategies: Drone Surveillance Takes to the Skies in New South Wales
dronelife | 04/02/2024
Australian drone operator Ninox Robotics recently announced a joint operation with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to fly long-range drones for surveillance of bush and grass fires

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