SAGETECH AVIONICS: ENABLING BVLOS FLIGHT IN THE NAS newest corporate members supporting the important work of the Women and Drones network. As a provider of situational awareness avionics for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight for Remotely Piloted (or Autonomous) Aerial Systems (RPAS), here is a little about Sagetech and some of the important trends that Sagetech is seeing in the industry right now. S Sagetech provides sophisticated situational awareness micro avionics, including transponders, interrogators, and detect and avoid systems, to enable safe BVLOS flight of drones. Our certified equipment has served for a decade on most military UAV programs, and now we’re offering this technology to the commercial market as well. Sagetech technology is enabling RPAS to safely fly to inspect pipelines, catch drug smugglers, and, in the future, transport cargo and air taxi passengers. Sagetech solutions are typically deployed on drones that weigh more than 20 pounds that need to integrate into the National Airspace System. It’s an exciting, dynamic time in the industry, and we’d like to share what we’re seeing as the important trends to look for as the industry progresses. Vertical Space | Page 20 agetech Avionics is proud to be one of the Trend #1: More than Ever, Drones Will Need to Integrate into the National Airspace System (NAS) Increasingly, companies like Elroy Air, air cargo providers, are looking to fly higher and longer distances to deliver goods, such as in a ship-to- shore application. High altitude pseudo-satellite platforms, such as the one provided by AeroVironment, will traverse the crowded airspace on their way to 60,000+ feet, where they’ll deliver wireless communications and the additional bandwidth for 5G. Our partner American Aerospace just showcased Sagetech equipment in a BVLOS pipeline demo with NASA. It’s thrilling to think about all the potential applications for RPAS and autonomous aircraft, and Sagetech is poised to fuel the success of global programs like these, working to deliver the situational awareness avionics to ensure safe flight through the NAS.