Expert Opinion


UAVOS has the experience and technological know-how in researching the unmanned systems field and is carrying out successful projects with various scientific and research bodies.

In the last 9 years, UAVOS's total investment in research and development (R&D) accounted for around $60 million. The CTO’s team at UAVOS has formulated the innovation-driven development strategy and key development concepts. Our main investments aim at researching and developing the technologies of the future - both in security and civilian markets such as technology for remote sensing of the Earth and monitoring, HAPS to relay data, unmanned platforms for autonomous delivery of goods of different weights, counter - UAS technology, Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS) data link systems for over-the-horizon operations, Urban UAS technologies.

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13 April 2019

UAVOS supports the business of its Clients and Partners during the COVID-19 time

Dear Clients and Partners,

As the coronavirus continues its march around the world, governments have turned to proven public health measures, such as social distancing, to physically disrupt the contagion.

At this difficult moment health comes first and we wish you and your families to stay safe and healthy in these challenging times.

UAVOS stands by your side to support your ongoing projects. We are committed to ensure continuity of the services we provide.

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UAVOS Inc. carries out a test program of UVH-170 helicopter to automate the landing on the deck of a ship in motion.

This program is meant to test the system’s ability to perform autonomous takeoff and landings on the deck of a fast moving ship.

Our goal is to provide a stable, automated landing on a moving ship with a landing site of 5x5 meters at a speed of up to 10 knots in a wave of 4-6 points according to Beaufort scale (which means wind speed of up to 14 meters per second).

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28 November 2019

Benefits Of Traditional Aircraft Converted Into UAV. Part II

Risk Mitigation

UAVs often operate in the conditions and environments much harsher than human operated vehicles (critically low altitudes, severe winds, rainfalls, very high/low temperatures).

Risk mitigation related to UAV crashes:

  • Using inexpensive piloted vehicles as a base for large scale UAV creation allows equipping the UAV with a much richer set of sensors, connected avionics systems and back-up systems, such as a parachute allows to lower the overall crash risks.
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13 July 2019

Benefits Of Traditional Aircraft Converted Into UAV

High exploitation costs are the main inhibitor for the use of UAV in commercial and industrial applications.

UAVOS has the complete turnkey UAS solutions to convert existing manned aircraft into unmanned platforms. The company portfolio includes a fixed wing UAV based on a Pipistrel Sinus light aircraft with a maximum take-off and landing weight of 850 kg and a Robinson rotary-wing UAV with a maximum take-off and landing weight of 635 kg. The converted aircraft in fully automatic mode successfully carries out missions in accordance with customers' requirements for R&D projects. The purpose of the modernized aircraft is to carry out commercial missions on multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, for cargo transportation and agricultural operations using spraying equipment.
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18 June 2019

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Chairman of the board and Lead developer, is sharing UAVOS's knowledge in using heavy UAV in the agriculture industry

Based on our knowledge and experience of using UAV in agriculture, we can say that at current time there is a strong demand for the services of an unmanned aircraft in agricultural work, and today it is not fully met.

It happens due to certain factors:

  • Current environmental regulations set the conditions for spraying ultra-small volumes of chemicals, which makes pilots fly 5-8 meters low above the ground. As a result, pilots get tired very quickly, and the flight duration can’t last more than 2 hours. In addition, due to the low altitude there is an increased risk for pilots.
  • Danger for a pilot to inhale hazardous substances. Therefore, it is difficult to find those who are ready to do such work.

Based on our experience, we know that the use of a chemical sprayer bar shorter than 7m is not economically feasible (the flight time is long and the dispersion area is small).
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4 June 2019

Expert commentary: High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS)

At the HAPS4ESA 2019 conference Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Chairman of the Board and lead developer, spoke about the UAVOS's solutions in developing the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) as exemplified by the UAVOS ApusDuo project.

With over 200 participants, the HAPS4ESA 2019 was the meeting bringing together HAPS system, payload and applications developers, space agencies and scientists. Aliaksei Stratsilatau gave the presentation "Solar Flight Technology (HAPS) Atmospheric Satellite «Apus-ApusDuo».

1. Presented solution for HAPS that allows to implement a large wing elongation for an aircraft with a large span based on the active control of the wing geometry and the aerodynamics of the apparatus, and not increasing the strength and rigidity of the structure controlled by the classical scheme.
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8 March 2019

Aliaksei Stratsilatau shares our experience in using the unmanned helicopters in aerial power line inspections

Why UAVOS Inc. uses the unmanned helicopters by the aerial power line inspection instead of a quadcopters and airplanes?

Proposing aerial power line inspection using our helicopters and airplanes, we identified the following advantages of the helicopter scheme over airplanes and quadcopters:

1. The helicopter has high resistance to strong winds on takeoff and landing. For example, a wind of 14 meters per second is not an obstacle to perform work, while for a quadcopter it is a serious obstacle because of its low flight speed. An airplane landing with a parachute at such wind speed often causes damage to the apparatus and its payload.

30 January 2019

Expert commentary: FLYING TAXI

The prospect of a flying taxi that lifts you over the traffic and speeds you to your destination is an enticing one. But some experts suggest that ambitions to introduce aerial taxis within three or four years are potentially achievable, if not necessarily affordable. Here is what Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Cofounder and Lead developer, thinks about that issue.

The main obstacle in creating a legal and regulatory framework for flights of unmanned aerotaxi-like vehicles remains the unresolved issue of automating the process of a pre-flight UAV inspection without the participation of professional technicians. As a result, each flight of an unmanned vehicle has to be accompanied by a team of specialists - as in a case with a real manned aircraft. This is especially true for flights over the city, populated areas and industrial facilities.

11 December 2018

UAVOS's Concept-Based Approach Towards The Army Robotics

How does the Automatic Control System for Moving Objects and Armaments work?

The significance of the Autopilot developed by UAVOS is the possibility of integrating the system into unmanned platforms of different operating environments with various mass-size characteristics.

The Automatic Control System is essentially an on-board computer with a proprietary software for automatic control of mobile objects, including a set of sensors: an inertial system, an air data system (ADS), a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a magnetic compass, etc. and actuation devices: servo-actuators, propellant charges, etc. The system configuration allows connecting to it ready-made third-party modules and entire systems in general.

31 August 2018

UAVOS's Autopilot Allows To Fly Without GPS And GNSS And Communication

The system of counteraction to GNSS spoofing attack is the result of many years of consistent work by UAVOS in the area of counter-EW.

The algorithms of radio electronic protection and automated control system by UAVOS provide effective counteraction to the most modern radio electronic interventions, depriving the enemy of the opportunity to take away from the route an unmanned aerial vehicle or to destabilize the operation of the on-board navigation system.

30 August 2018


As experts in the field of automatic control systems and control algorithms, and thus robotic behavior, we believe it is too early to implement artificial intelligence into military systems.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a strict set of algorithms. Implementing artificial intelligence is usually limited to video processing which can hardly be called artificial intelligence…even the term AI itself can be interpreted in many ways!

6 July 2018


HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) is an innovative project aimed towards the future and capable of changing not only the UAV market and the scope of UAV utilization, but also adjacent markets. This will open new horizons to companies involved in the production of equipment for stratospheric aircraft.

The potential implementation of solar-powered UAVs is widening. From geo-synchronous flights, to flights in the northern latitudes HAPS are taking on more and more practical tasks, pushing high-tech companies to develop new unique instruments and equipment, first as prototypes, and in the future – as mass production for stratospheric operations.

6 June 2018


Currently we are witnessing a process of transition from manual control to fully automatic mode of vehicle and machinery operations. Automated systems are gradually replacing humans, and the reliability of technology is increasing. And we believe that the main reason of accidents is the human factor, although equipment failure is often the main cause of accidents for budgetary drones.

In today's unmanned aircrafts, it is impossible to single out the main problem leading to accidents, since in different segments the key reasons are different factors. For example, if we look at cheapest drones worth up to $4000, then we will immediately find out a whole bunch of problems affecting flight safety.

14 April 2018


At the present time, the main and most effective means of combating small-sized UAVs equipped with MEMS-based avionics (micro electromechanical systems) of gyroscopes and accelerometers that are characterized by low cost and miniaturized dimensions, in contrast to high-precision fiber-optic PINS (platformless inertial navigation system) is using jamming countermeasures on the GNSS (satellite radio navigation signals GNSS).

Ordinarily, the vast majority of such small-sized UAVs after the loss of the GNSS signal lose orientation and fall, or make a forced parachute landing or automatic landing – as in case with multi-rotor UAV systems.

10 April 2018


For more than 40 years, leading aircraft manufacturers have been working on the development of unmanned airplane-type aircraft capable of operating for a long time (from several days to several years) at altitudes of 60,000 - 100,000 feet (18,000-30,000 m).

UAVOS also has such experience. Our team has been working on a project to create HAPS Apus for more than 5 years. During this time we managed to build more than 20 modifications of the aircraft and successfully tested 3 new aerodynamic schemes of the aircraft.

4 April 2018


To integrate the autopilot into various mobile platforms, both airborne and surface (above ground/water) based, ranging from 2.2 lb to 2626 lb (1 kg to 1200 kg), UAVOS engineers implemented the concept of a multi-platform modular design of the automatic control system for moving objects.

The main feature of the AP10 automatic control system is a distributed architecture, when each component of the system has its own microcontroller providing data processing and communication with other components within the CAN network (Controller Area Network). The AP10 configuration allows to avoid loading the central processor with routine tasks by distributing management tasks to all system components. At the same time there are efficiently no restrictions on the number of the same-type modules, which makes it possible to implement multiple redundancy on all levels. Almost any payload, or ready-made third-party modules and entire systems can be connected to the system by adding IFC interfaces to the network.

28 March 2018

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