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 systems updates Posted on 19 Jun 2024 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Read updates about consolidation in the UAV industry, artificial intelligence (AI) in UAV autonomy and the uphill path to electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) certification/introduction. Read more»

Unmanned systems updates Posted on 15 May 2024 in the Defense & Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel, along with the unrest in various universities across the United States in support of Gaza Palestinians, and the continued aggression by the Houthi rebels in Yemen against shipping, are impacting several aspects of our lives, including the rising cost of gasoline. Read more»

Unmanned news Posted on 17 Apr 2024 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions categories.

A recap of the U.S. DOD Replicator project and budget approval, the U.S. Navy’s decision to acquire long-endurance, surveillance UAVs and an update on one Loyal Wingman candidate flight trials. Read more»

Unmanned aircraft update Posted on 20 Mar 2024 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Why was there a mix up in Tallahassee, Florida while trying to legislate for eVTOL air taxis and vertiports? Is China catching up on low-observable surveillance drones? And there’s news of an improved indoor UAV inspection system. This all appears to be happening in UAV-land this month. Read more»

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»