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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

Integrity flies on Mars, while ‘certifiable’ drone level sought in the United States Posted on 18 May 2021 in the Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

This month, the four-pound Integrity dual-rotor UAV on Mars continues to fly and may be moving into a scouting role. Plus, there are continuing efforts to move UAV electronics towards... Read more»

Ingenuity makes historic flight on Mars Posted on 19 Apr 2021 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

Only if you have been living under a rock will it be a surprise to hear that the unmanned helicopter called Ingenuity has arrived on Mars attached to the SUV-sized... Read more»

Search-and-rescue drone debuts, FAA issues remote ID rule Posted on 17 Mar 2021 in the Opinions & UAV/UVG & Uncategorized categories.

It’s hard to pick out an outstanding story or two this month from the dozens of new or related drone initiatives that bombard my inbox. But there’s always some that... Read more»

Skyborg UAV aims to join frontline US fighter aircraft Posted on 17 Feb 2021 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

It’s only a few weeks into the new year, yet there’s plenty happening in “UAV land” already. I expect another year of innovations, novel developments and groundbreaking firsts in unmanned... Read more»

UAV updates: Overcoming a navigation challenge, autonomous UAS rolls out Posted on 16 Dec 2020 in the Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

The Boeing B-777 or “Triple-7” is a big airplane — at over 200 feet long, with a wingspan of more than 200 feet, it carries more than 300 people. But... Read more»

Drone developments: flying into a volcano, tethered drone advantages Posted on 18 Nov 2020 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

Just a couple of pieces of drone news this month — who would imagine flying a fixed-wing drone into the plume of a volcano? And some new advances in tethered... Read more»

How drones are helping with COVID-19, first response applications Posted on 21 Oct 2020 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

A solution for these COVID-19 days, getting to injured people really fast, and potentially even faster first response applications are all new drone applications featured in this month’s UAV summary.... Read more»

Offshore deliveries, carrying people are new UAV developments Posted on 16 Sep 2020 in the Featured Stories & Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

A new offshore service opportunity for an already proven mini-helicopter UAV, a possible alternative to flying cars, and bulking up UAVs to carry cargo – just a few of this... Read more»