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The Journal Record published a feature story about the launch of Vigilant Aerospace on March 1, 2016.

From the story:

Vigilant Aerospace Systems Inc. launched this week with a new avionics platform that works with NASA drone technology to make air traffic safer, Chief Executive Kraettli L. Epperson said.
The Oklahoma City-based company is backed by Cimarron Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. Although Epperson would not discuss financial details, Vigilant is seeking multimillion-dollar series-A funding and is already hiring marketing executives and technical staff such as software and electrical engineers to work in north Oklahoma City…

The Vigilant platform incorporates air traffic alerts, detect-and-avoid commands, weather data, synthetic cockpit views and related functions to improve what Epperson referred to as situational awareness for the ground-based pilots of drones in long-haul flights. Once the new software suite is in place, he said compliance with FAA regulations for drones will be accepted much more smoothly. A new traffic control system is projected to totally replace the current system by early 2020.

Journal_Record_Banner2Read the full story here [Subscription Site]: Ever vigilant: Company hopes to help drones integrate into air-traffic control system



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