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Vigilant Aerospace Systems’ Integration Pilot Program (IPP) partners from the University of Alaska Fairbanks are launching their IPP operations with announcements on regulatory progress and presentations from IPP partners at the annual Alaska UAS Interest Group’s annual “North to the Future” conference on Sept. 25, 26 and 27 at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska IPP team, led by the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will be providing updates on upcoming IPP flights, resources, and initiatives. Read more about the Alaska IPP team here.

Members of the UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration being recognized as a selected team for the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program at the official IPP press event held in Washington, D.C.

On the first day of the conference, Vigilant Aerospace will be giving a presentation about the use of the company’s FlightHorizon product to provide airspace management, traffic alerts and warnings, and detect-and-avoid functions as a part of the IPP flights. This presentation is part of the “Policy & Regulation” track which will focus on the regulatory landscape and the expected impact of the IPP on the State of Alaska. The “North to the Future” conference will feature multiple presentations from members of the Alaska IPP team including details on the resources and technologies supporting the team’s operations.

“North to the Future” – Building Alaska’s UAS Industry

The annual meeting of the Alaska UAS Interest Group will occur on September 25-27, 2018 Venue: Lakefront Anchorage Hotel Address: 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517 For more information and to register for the event, visit For more information on the Alaska Integration Pilot Program, visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks website for the Alaska Center for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at

About the Alaska UAS Interest Group

From the website:  The Alaska UAS Interest Group started in the mid-2000s as a coming together of Alaskans interested in UAS operations in Alaska. In the early years, the primary purpose of the group was to disseminate news of UAS operations in Alaska, or involving Alaskans in other locations, and provide a network of UAS resources for operations that involved Alaskans through a contact list.The Alaska UAS Interest Group is supported by the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), the Geophysical Institute, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information on the Alaska UAS Interest Group, visit

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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