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About Tony Murfin

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Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the OEM Professional contributing editor.

Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Posts by Tony Murfin

Unmanned and autonomous news Posted on 18 Jan 2023 in the Latest News & Machine Control/Ag & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Browsing through the news from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, there seems to have been the regular number and variety of ‘robots’ demonstrating various capabilities... Read more»

UAVs evolving into air taxis Posted on 20 Dec 2022 in the Latest News & Opinions & Transportation & UAV/UGV categories.

One of several derivative branches from unmanned air vehicles and their technologies is electric aircraft and air taxis. Referred to as eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing), a class of... Read more»

Drones key to Hurricane Ian response Posted on 16 Nov 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Not to harp on an event that’s already passed out of the headlines and national coverage, but Hurricane Ian — a Category 4 storm that hit Florida in September —... Read more»

Estonia confiscates drones for Russia, sends them to Ukraine Posted on 19 Oct 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Plus: Visual AI radar aids drone searches, and a drone is released into Hurricane Ian Just when you imagine there couldn’t be any more twists and turns to the war... Read more»

New UAV uses: Flying air taxis and detecting landmines Posted on 21 Sep 2022 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Funding continues to flow into companies developing and testing electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) drones — both piloted and unpiloted. Plus, the potential for clearing landmines using drones is being investigated by... Read more»

Contrasting the use of drones on Mars and in Afghanistan Posted on 10 Aug 2022 in the Defense & Opinions categories.

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been cooking up a way to get some of Mars back to Earth, so samples can be analyzed in detail. Read more»

UK powers drones, Greece bristles, UAV tiff Posted on 20 Jul 2022 in the Defense & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Industry, defense and commercial UAS news This month, we have developments across the globe, with drones inspecting power distribution systems and nuclear waste disposal in the United Kingdom, counter UAS... Read more»

Why drones can’t help prevent school shootings — yet Posted on 14 Jun 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Plus: UAVs in Ukraine, vineyard protection and a royally awesome light show Taser-equipped drones We hear of mass shootings in schools, and this week on a crowded street in Philadelphia... Read more»