Woodbridge, VA, April 20, 2016 – BOSH Global Services donated four MartinUAV Super Bat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sciences program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The donation is worth over $260,000 USD.
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has the largest baccalaureate UAS program in the United States. BOSH Global Services, a MAG Global Company, is a world leader in UAS command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services.
“Having the four Super Bats has opened up a great opportunity for us,” said Joany Ramos-Erazo, student president of the Embry-Riddle UAS Club. “It will give us hands-on experience with the Piccolo autopilot system that will transfer the skills we learn here into real-world operations. We’ll be able to work on real mission planning scenarios while logging flight time with a UAS that’s used around the world.”
The MartinUAV Super Bat complements the department’s fleet of unmanned and autonomous aircrafts.
“With the Super Bat UAS, our students will use actual scenario-based learning, reinforcing our extensive simulation capabilities,” said Dr. Joseph Cerreta, an acknowledged UAS thought leader and Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. “The Piccolo autopilot system in the Super Bat gives our students actual flight time and transferable experience to many other leading unmanned systems, including Textron’s Aerosonde, the Northrop Grumman Bat, Raytheon-Sensintel’s Silver Fox and Latitude’s HQ-40. This experience helps produce highly skilled, in-demand graduates.”
About BOSH Global Services
BOSH Global Services, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is a provider of mission-critical Unmanned Aircraft System services and solutions. From designing, engineering and operating critical operations centers to providing secure and classified data sharing to deployed UAS operations and maintenance, BOSH provides full life cycle support solutions for the most challenging customers. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered. BOSH Global Services is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.boshgs.com
About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on five continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics and life support services to federal, global and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magglobalcompanies.com
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. ERAU is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu
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