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 skyrocket to industry prominence Posted on 15 Oct 2019 in the From the Magazine & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

From growing crops to making movies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are changing the way we work. UAVs — managed by unmanned aerial systems, or UAS — range from small indoor... Read more»

UAVs active across all sectors Posted on 30 Sep 2019 in the From the Magazine & OEM & UAV/UGV categories.

Different platform configurations rapidly emerge Drones continue to move further into everyday life and activity as they become more involved in applications that touch almost everyone. Previously a curious novelty,... Read more»

Defense in front of UAV development Posted on 18 Sep 2019 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The defense segment is going from strength to strength — despite a phase not too long ago when defense spending appeared to be dropping. Widespread drone use received a boost... Read more»

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»