Alexandra, New Zealand  – August 16, 2018 – MAG Australia in partnership with Skybase, a New Zealand-based company, successfully integrated unmanned technology into commercial airspace while showcasing an innovative and interoperable mesh-network utilizing vertical take-off and landing, fixed-wing and multi-rotor remotely piloted platforms. The platforms successfully operated without line-of-sight and radio frequency from the pilot, instead utilizing commercial off the shelf mesh network technology to allow UAS operators to have a POV perspective and real-time control over flight.  The demonstration highlighted the breadth and depth of expertise possessed by the MAG/Skybase team to cover the full range of C4ISR integration within the region across multiple platforms and operating systems.

Present at the demonstration were members of the New Zealand Defence Force, Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Airways and the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. MAG delivers full spectrum C4ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. MAG’s team of 1,000+ professionals operate 200+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft, delivering ~100,000 flight hours annually on six continents in support of its customers’ missions. For more information on MAG Aerospace, please visit