Radnor Range is glad to announce that we are now able to offer more variable and more challenging UAS and Counter-UAS trial, testing and training scenarios. Working with Nexus Nine (www.nexusnine.co.uk), a trusted and experienced UAS/CUAS company, we can now offer Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS), Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and flying up to 600’. We have identified additional range space for counter-UAS trials and testing as well as identifying flying corridors to challenge your pilots and challenge your sensors. We still have the option to enhance our NOTAM and we offer a fantastic location to demonstrate your UAS/CUAS capability to government and commercial customers.
Nexus Nine now has permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to conduct Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) operations of up to 2km. They have approval to fly up to 600’ which is higher than the regular 400’ limit and can also fly with reduced separation away from uninvolved people (from 50m to 20m and 15m for one particular platform) for working in and around crowds. These permissions are for the whole of UK and can be conducted at Radnor subject to a safety assessment. Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flying has also been approved but requires segregated airspace (see below).
To conduct BVLOS flying trials we will apply for a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) which is subject to independent approval from the CAA. The TDA process takes 6-8 weeks and is time limited to 30 days of activity before renewal. We have also initiated the application to establish a permanent Danger Area at Radnor to include the flying of BVLOS trials, testing and training.
Radnor continues to be a regular venue for counter-UAS/drone activity for SMEs and large defence primes. We now have alternate counter-UAS trial sites and have additional flying routes to challenge your pilots, sensors and effectors.