AiRXOS deploys DeTect radar system at Choctaw Ranch Daisy

DeTect radar system

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AiRXOS deploys DeTect radar system at Choctaw Ranch Daisy

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AiRXOS deploys DeTect radar system at Choctaw Ranch Daisy AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, and a partner in the Choctaw Unmanned Arial System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), deployed a Harrier Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) radar from DeTect, Inc. to support powerline flight profile development and contingency plan development for abort/landing of Beyond Visual Line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights.

This deployment will also assess Electromagnetic Field (EMF) interference from a 345 KV powerline between the radar, UAS, and small General Aviation (GA) aircraft in the ability of the radar to detect and track the UAS and GA aircraft. The data collected will support BVLOS flights for infrastructure inspection and for general airspace monitoring. The DeTect radar has a 20 mile detection range for GA aircraft and 3 mile detection range for small UAS.

About the UAS IPP Program

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments to partner with private sector entities, such as UAS operators or manufacturers, to accelerate safe UAS integration. The program will help the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) craft new enabling rules that allow more complex low-altitude UAS operations by:

  • Identifying ways to balance local and national interests related to UAS integration
  • Improving communications with local, state and tribal jurisdictions
  • Addressing security and privacy risks
  • Accelerating the approval of operations that currently require special authorizations

The program is expected to foster a meaningful dialogue on the balance between local and national interests related to UAS integration, and provide actionable information to the USDOT on expanded and universal integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

About the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage, and traditions, please visit


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