Drones

Blue Bear’s ground station connected to 5G with the Agristart fixed wing

To fly ​Unmanned Aircraft Systems​ (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd is trialing a new drone control system that is adapted to connect to the 5G network.  Blue Bear has completed the first 5G connected flight with the 5GRIT Agristart drone at their test site.

The next step is to develop the data transfer process from the drone to Kingston University for analysis. The drone will also be deployed on the 5G network in Alston and York to demonstrate the real benefits that 5G can bring to farming.

Agristart fixed wing drone