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

UAV update: MIL-SPEC drones lost, but progress for pseudo-satellites Posted on 21 Aug 2019 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Some ups and downs for unmanned aircraft this month — good news that there is further progress on the pseudo-satellite front, but we also have MIL-SPEC drones lost to shoot-downs... Read more»

Sanctions, security and drones that fight Posted on 17 Jul 2019 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

With tariffs, trade wars and sanctions ruling the day, how is a self-respecting UAS manufacturer supposed to make a buck? And to whom are the manufacturers of defense UAS able... Read more»

Exploring, once again, the brave new world of UAVs Posted on 19 Jun 2019 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Welcome to Part 2 of our coverage of the mammoth AUVSI Xponential 2019 show in Chicago, which drew 8,000 attendees, featured 300+ speakers on its technical program, and furnished a... Read more»

Xponential: Where UAVs (and companies) go to see and be seen Posted on 15 May 2019 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

This year’s AUVSI Xponential show continued to demonstrate how large, thriving and visionary the UAV market is proving itself to be. With attendance around 8,000 people, an extensive technical program... Read more»

What’s coming to AUVSI Xponential + UAV misHAPS Posted on 17 Apr 2019 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

AUVSI Xponential 2019 — the huge exhibition and conference built around unmanned everything — will run at the West Building, McCormick Place Convention Center, April 29 to May 2 in Chicago.... Read more»

Going Beyond. Visual line of sight, that is. Posted on 20 Mar 2019 in the Defense & Featured Stories & Latest News & Mapping & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Few commercial UAV operations would be able to inspect transmissions lines, pipelines or train tracks without beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) capability, but these key pieces of infrastructure often situate close... Read more»

Making it safe for drones to fly over people Posted on 20 Feb 2019 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Changes to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational drone restriction were recently proposed in order to allow some flights over people. This proposed rulemaking appears to be a major step... Read more»

Air taxi, hydrogen fuel cells and airships top UAV news Posted on 23 Jan 2019 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Looking around the industry over the last few weeks, there continues to be a flood of innovation that promises new approaches for unmanned aircraft in addressing several new opportunities. This... Read more»