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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

Final grounding for Ingenuity? Posted on 21 Feb 2024 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Space & Earth & UAV/UGV categories.

NASA has announced that the semi-autonomous little helicopter on Mars has crashed, while US troops suffered from a UAV attack that caused serious casualties and Iran showed off a jet-powered kamikaze UAV. Read more»

Kamikazi UAVs and X-Wings Posted on 17 Jan 2024 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Building illicit UAVs intended for terrorism may not be one of the best academic projects to undertake when you’re an ISIS supporter; Russia and Ukraine appear to be in a race to mass produce ever more sophisticated UAVs; and DARPA/Aurora appear to be headed to a relatively heavy prototype air vehicle. Read more»

More about eVTOLs Posted on 19 Dec 2023 in the Defense & Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Progress is being made toward a hybrid-electric approach for eVTOL passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles on the commercial side of UAVs. As the war continues in Ukraine, could the reduced cost of ‘UAV-warfare’ prolong any outcome? Read more»

Jamming warfare and air taxis Posted on 15 Nov 2023 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

GNSS jamming is escalating in and around Ukraine as the war drags on, while efforts to revolutionize shuttle services for passengers to and from major airports in the United States has taken positive steps in Tampa, Florida. Read more»

GPS jamming in Israel Posted on 18 Oct 2023 in the Defense & Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

War has broken out between Israel and terrorist forces in Gaza. It would seem that the rockets used by Gaza were aimed rather than carrying on-board guidance, while Israeli air force bomb/rocket attacks have been carried out with some degree of precision. Read more»

Samples from DSEI Unmanned 2023 Posted on 20 Sep 2023 in the Defense & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London just wrapped up last week and industry news circulated many reports of various unmanned-related releases and opportunities during the show.  Read more»

Delivery by autonomous UAV Posted on 16 Aug 2023 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

UAV deliveries appear to have been successful for medical samples and medications, which are now being shipped regularly on time-sensitive routes by UAVs. Read more»

Flying cars Posted on 19 Jul 2023 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & Transportation & UAV/UGV categories.

This column discusses a few examples of the state of development of flying cars — growing from UAV technologies — future forecasts in the billions of dollars for eVTOL transports, and a plea to put some of that money into making the certification process more efficient. Read more»