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Program director Paige Cutland uses IRIS UAS software. The best-in-class IRIS UAS situational awareness display will include airspace safety and efficiency services powered by the AirMap airspace management platform

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and AirMap, the leading airspace management platform for drones, announced today that they will be delivering AirMap’s real-time airspace services to users of the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness display.

Kongsberg Geospatial has been providing technology for military UAV platforms for over a decade, and is now actively working with industry and regulatory groups in the United States and Canada to develop a simple, portable display for civilian UAV operators that provides them with a unified situational awareness picture, combining a wide range of live data feeds into an easy-to-understand display format that will enable drone flight beyond visual line of sight.

AirMap is the world’s leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft, and provides drone operators and other airspace stakeholders with real-time information about airspace conditions and tools for digital communication and flight. AirMap’s airspace data – which includes information about airspace advisories and requirements, as well as live data about wildfires, temporary flight restrictions, and other flight-critical events - will be visualized by the IRIS display in 2D and 3D.

Operators will also be able to use AirMap’s Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS) to communicate with participating air traffic control authorities and obtain digital authorization for flights in controlled airspace.

“The expertise and capability of AirMap is exactly the type of partnership we are looking for to improve our technology,” said Ranald McGillis, President of Kongsberg Geospatial. “We are very pleased to join with AirMap to help lead the way in the emerging drone aviation market, where real-time situational awareness will be needed to ensure safety.”

“Integrating AirMap platform services with the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS display creates a powerful tool to enhance safety for commercial UAS operators as they take to the skies – and begin to fly beyond visual line of sight,” said Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap. “We’re excited to bring our airspace services to the commercial operators who use IRIS.”

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About Kongsberg Geospatial: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air-traffic control, Command and Control, and air defense. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

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About Airmap: AirMap ( is the world's leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. Developed by experts in drone technology, aviation, and policy, AirMap delivers accurate, reliable, and trustworthy low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry: inventors of drones & drone technology, drone operators, and airspace stakeholders.

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Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.

Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defense Systems. We have offices in the United States and Canada.

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Kongsberg Geospatial Corporation
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Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.
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