The U.S. Air Force Research Laborator (AFWERX) is spotlighting efforts to safely integrate Advanced Air Mobility into the national airspace system during the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL 2024 convention, taking place 22-25 April at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

AFWERX, the Department of the Air Force’s innovation arm, has worked with other federal agencies to address the technical, policy and regulatory challenges associated with fielding a new category of aircraft while also building the industrial base necessary to support it.

“As the Department of Defense expedites the fielding of autonomous aircraft and systems, it is critical to focus on airspace modernization to scale autonomy safely and securely,” said Lt. Col. John Tekell, Agility Prime branch chief. “We are working with the industrial base, organizations and government agencies on testing and accelerating development of new physical and digital infrastructure needed for airspace integration, management and security.”

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