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Media Release - Nova Systems consortium with AGI OneSky awarded funding for UAV Package Delivery

Media Release - Nova Systems consortium with AGI OneSky awarded funding for UAV Package Delivery

  • Aug 1, 2018

A consortium led by Nova Systems in close collaboration with OneSky, a business unit of Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI), has been awarded funding from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Transport, to develop technological capabilities in UAV Traffic Management (UTM) and UAV based package delivery in urban environments.

The funding was awarded as a result of the consortium’s submission to a Call-for-Proposal (CFP) seeking to develop systems and technologies to enable the innovative and wide-ranging use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Singapore’s urban environment.

Nova System’s proposal, in collaboration with AGI OneSky, Nanyang Technological University’s Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI), M1 Limited and Scout Aerial, includes the following elements:

  • Implementation and configuration of OneSky’s UTM prototype suitable for Singapore
  • A suite of trials to ultimately demonstrate a wide-scale, BVLOS (beyond-visual-line-of-sight), multi-UAV, multi-site product delivery demonstration with other leading industry partners.
  • Research and development in enabling areas such modelling and analysis of network coverage, applying communications, and surveillance (CNS) principles for route design. These will provide insights to the maturation of the OneSky UTM system, enabling beneficial use of UAS in Singapore.


Managing Director of Nova Systems Singapore – Ryan Lee said, ‘We have been working with smart businesses and progressive government agencies to tackle the problems of tomorrow, such as operating UAS’ in limited airspace and urban environments. With this funding, we are delighted to be focusing on enabling the innovative use of UAS’ in Singapore’s urban environment and look forward to working closely with CAAS to advance the UAS industry in Singapore.

The project will run from 1 October.



Nova Systems – Global technology enabler, successfully assisting clients to deliver and support highly complex capabilities and systems. With over 500 specialist consultants through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway and the UK, Nova Systems has significant expertise in system integration and supporting military and civil sector UAV and UTM test and evaluation, safety case development, planning, and trial management. Nova Systems maintains a significant body of expertise in datalinks and cyber and is currently supporting a major Australian company in its efforts to incorporate the IoT in its business practices and architecture.

Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) – provides software for designing, developing and operating missions within the aerospace and national security communities. AGI’s OneSky business unit supports safe and efficient UAS flights including beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) through the application of proven analysis and decision support capabilities.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI)NTU is ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, offering significant research capabilities in robotics and UAS traffic management.  ATMRI was established in collaboration with CAAS as Singapore’s first institute  dedicated to R&D in air traffic management.

M1 Limited – M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit

Scout Aerial – Scout Aerial is Australia’s leading provider of Remote Sensing and Geospatial solutions with an industry reputation for performance, quality and reliability.


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Adam Schirmer – Marketing and Communications Manager

Nova Systems

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