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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

UAVs, walking robots and an autonomous tugboat Posted on 18 Oct 2021 in the Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

In a slight expansion from our previous monthly UAV newsletter columns, we’re now looking at autonomous systems with a wider outlook, capturing the automated world as it evolves. News this... Read more»

Drones team with fighter aircraft and help inspect airports Posted on 17 Aug 2021 in the Featured Stories & Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

Additional Loyal Wingman jet-powered drones are being developed. Plus, quadcopters are helping calibrate and maintain aviation ground navigation systems. I’ve previously discussed the Loyal Wingman project. Companies in the United... Read more»

US Air Force invests in flying cars Posted on 21 Jul 2021 in the Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

Are ‘”flying cars” unmanned aerial vehicles, manned aircraft, electric aircraft or just regular aircraft? Or perhaps a mix of all of these? Flying cars raise so much interest because of... Read more»

DJI drones cleared for government use, plus more UAV news Posted on 16 Jun 2021 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UVG categories.

There is a lot of UAV action taking place this month. An anti-drone defensive system is being trialed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DJI drones get the... Read more»

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»