> our title:

UAV Flies with New MPNDL Data Link

> original title:

Patria and Insta Complete the First Unmanned Aerial System Flights with MPNDL Data Link

(Source: Patria; issued September 11, 2012)


Patria and Insta have successfully completed the first Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) test flights of the Multi-Purpose Networking Data Link (MPNDL). Carried out in connection with the Cassidian-led Agile UAV NCE test flight campaign, the tests were the first time MPNDL has flown on-board an unmanned system.

Successful testing of MPNDL in an actual UAS scenario was yet another major milestone in the long-term development of a networking Command and Control data link designed to fulfill UAS communication related capability gaps originally identified in the extensive Technology Study carried out for the European Defence Agency EDA during 2006.


Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (73.2%) and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS N.V.) (26.8 %).

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