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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

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»

Paris Air Show and kamikaze UAVs Posted on 23 Jun 2023 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions categories.

Urban air mobility shows up at the Paris Air Show; kamikaze UAVs are now playing a significant role in the war in Ukraine; India reacts and builds its own. Read more»

Spooky UAVs Posted on 17 May 2023 in the Featured Stories & Featured Stories & Latest News & Opinions categories.

This month’s column is an irresistible departure from sensible, autonomous UAVs and artificial intelligence (AI) news. We’re taking a small leap into who knows where. How many of GPS World’s... Read more»

UAV and AI update Posted on 19 Apr 2023 in the Featured Stories & Featured Stories & Opinions categories.

A couple of war in Ukraine unmanned air vehicle (UAV) stories and a response to the recent Open Letter by “Future of Life Institute” with over 200,000 signatures on advanced artificial intelligence (AI), which urged a six-month moratorium to allow the development of seemingly much needed AI regulations. Read more»

UAVs doing the dirty work in war and nuclear inspections Posted on 14 Mar 2023 in the Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

UAV's are seeing more use in the war in Ukraine, U.S. Navy, autonomous ship operations are expected to be tested extensively and the use of collision-protected UAV is demonstrating high returns for nuclear facility inspections. Read more»

Balloon sparks intrigue Posted on 14 Feb 2023 in the Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Since the initial instance of an unidentified object floating across U.S. airspace — later identified as a Chinese surveillance balloon — three additional unidentified aerial objects were spotted in North American airspace.  Read more»