ConsuNova Inc. has been selected by the Ministry of Defense (MOD), United Kingdom, for certification evaluations for PROTECTOR RG Mk1
For the next three years, ConsuNova will be the exclusive U.S. based company to collaborate with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Unmanned Air Systems Team providing wide range of DO-178C Software Compliance support as well as DO-254 Complex Electronic Hardware Compliance. ConsuNova team will also support Safety Evaluations, ARP-4761, at various levels (UAS, Avionics Systems and Sub-system).
UAS Team at DE&S adds "The UK MoD is pleased to be working with ConsuNova on the PROTECTOR Programme. Their expertise and experience in Software development will help deliver into service a key capability for the Royal Air Force."
More than eight ConsuNova's FAA DER team and experts will support the DE&S for PROTECTOR UAS Type Airworthiness Authority by performing technical audits and evaluations, safety assessments and report findings and aid understanding of safety and airworthiness requirements to enable the UAST to assess compliance to certification and design standards.
ConsuNova was down-selected from a competitive tender process due to its experience, quality, broad knowledge in Avionics Certification, team size, and organizational readiness to support large compliance projects in the UAS/UAV market. ConsuNova's commitment to quality, avionics certification expertise in UAS, MIL/Aero and commercial development and associated reputation allowed them to offer a turn-key solution to the UK MOD for this project and more.
Reza Madjidi, ConsuNova CEO and FAA Consulting DER, adds, "This a great honor to be part of such a large-scale UAS Certification having gained personal and technical trust from both General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and UAST personnel. Over the last six months, under the leadership of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the three organizations (GA-ASI, MOD and ConsuNova) have made significant collaboration towards PROTECTOR RG Mk1 in-depth compliance evaluation. We look forward and glad to continue our MOD support in their effort to truly making PROTECTOR RG Mk1 the safest UAS flying in United Kingdom Airspace while fulfilling significant level of safety as it is practiced in Commercial Aerospace."
About Ministry of Defence DE&S:
DE&S is a bespoke trading entity, and arm's length body of the Ministry of Defence. DE&S manages a vast range of complex projects to buy and support all the equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need to operate effectively. DE&S works closely with industry, including through partnering agreements and private finance initiatives.
MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol, BS34 8JH
ConsuNova is a leading global provider of certification, compliance engineering services and solutions for safety-critical systems to the aerospace and defense industries (https://www.consunova.com) for both manned and unmanned systems. ConsuNova provides fast, optimized and cost-effective solutions for ARP 4761, ARP 4754A, DO-200A, DO-254, DO-178C compliance.
Andrea Sanchez (Director of Business Development, EU)