The UAS Test Site (Droneport) is scheduled to open in the end of 2021. At the moment Droneport is under construction, but it is already possible to take advantage of some of its features like, for example, test lab for UAVs.

In 2019 International Aero Navigation Systems Concern JSC (IANS) received a governmental grant equal to $ 7.15 million dollars from Russian Venture Company (RVC JSC) Project Support Fund of the National Technological Initiative (NTI Fund) for development of the first test site for UAS in Russian Federation to accommodate UAS flight design and certification testing (UAS Test Site). Thereby, Civil Aviation Authority of Russian Federation has given IANS the official permission to conduct UAV flight tests and certification procedures.

Droneport, the UAS Test Site provides an opportunity to use flight and digital platforms for above-mentioned tasks.

The flight (experimental) platform of the UAS Test Site is a software and hardware complex that provides all types of UAS flight tests. The UAV, as a test object, has different levels of technical maturity, reliability and safety at different stages of its life cycle. Therefore, the flight platform is designed to provide flight tests throughout the entire UAV development process (from the technology demonstrator to the prototype subject to certification).

The digital platform of the UAS Test Site is a software and hardware complex that provides accelerated assessment of UAS compliance with airworthiness standards (certification), as well as testing of UAS under development. The digital platform is designed for implementing virtual UAS flight tests, as well as services for end-to-end digital processing of test data. It verifies the compliance of UAS characteristics with the requirements of airworthiness standards and technical specifications.

The following objects can be tested at the UAS Test Site:

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • UAS command and control systems
  • UAS payload (equipment)

Moreover, the UAS Test Site is an ecosystem for developing technologies for UAS integration into the common airspace.

The second UAS framework project for which the governmental financial support from the NTI fund was provided is a system for integration of unmanned and manned aircraft into a common airspace RUTM-1 (Russian Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management). The grant equal to $ 7.1 million dollars from the NTI Project Support Fund is allocated for the implementation of the first phase of the RUTM system deployment.

The project will allow to automatically provide airspace for UAS, maintain safe flight separation minima and prevent conflicts in the air. It is also planned to create areas of joint air navigation and information services for both unmanned and manned aircraft. Consequently, all necessary conditions for the safe and efficient operation of unmanned and manned aircraft in a common airspace will be created.

Source: Press Release

UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2020/07/10/first-uas-test-site-to-open-in-russia-in-late-2021/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.