MEDIA COVERAGE

19 July
2021

Rethinking Weather with UAVs
By: IndustryWeek.com

Collaborative group studies the use of UAVs as a practical replacement for weather balloons.

Over the years technology evolutions have played a meaningful role in helping scientists better understanding weather, providing the insights needed to make better predictions. Of course, gaining a better understanding often requires conducting multiple tests.

Case in point? UAVOS Inc. and Stratodynamics Inc. have successfully performed a series of stratospheric flights with the balloon launched HiDRON, an autonomous aircraft. The mission objectives were to advance new systems for forward sensing turbulence detection onboard aircraft at near-space and commercial flight altitudes. The early June campaign was supported by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program to advance turbulence detection sensors developed by the University of Kentucky (UKY) and NASA’s Langley Research Center.
Read More: https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/article/21169490/rethinking-weather-with-uavs

TAGS: HIDRON, HIGH-ALTITUDE, BALLOON, WEATHER PREDICTIONS

28 April
2021

UAVOS performs test flight of experimental turbulence payload
By: Janes, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS carried out the test flight of an experimental turbulence detection payload on its HiDRON stratospheric glider on 1 April.

UAVOS’ operators launched the HiDRON from a high-altitude balloon at 23,900 m/78,412 ft. A launch routine was tested in which the HiDRON transitioned from free-fall to stable horizontal flight at 23,100 m/75,787 ft.

The payload was a combination of forward-sensing turbulence detection technologies developed by the University of Kentucky (UK) and a US federal agency that UAVOS declined to specify. The flight test aimed to help researchers assess the performance of a wind probe, along with an infrasonic microphone sensor.
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TAGS: HIDRON, HIGH-ALTITUDE, BALLOON, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

20 April
2021

Interview with Vadim Tarasov, Chair of the Board at UAVOS INC. & Partner at Advanced Autonomous Solutions Fund
By: DroneTalks.online

In this exclusive DroneTalks interview we sat down with Vadim Tarasov, Chairman of the Board at UAVOS & Partner at Advanced Autonomous Solutions Fund, to get an investor's perspective on the status of the industry, cutting-edge technology, hot areas, the regulatory aspect, and social acceptance of drones.

Vadim explains how he made the jump from investing in e-commerce and entertainment to investing in deep-tech companies, with a focus on technologies that have the potential to disrupt traditional industries.

Hear from Vadim to learn more about the huge potential foreseen for UAVs across the logistics, inspection, and security markets, as well as the entry barriers that are currently preventing these technologies from completely overtaking the market.
Watch the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cegvH0BN5lI

TAGS: INTERVIEW, INVESTMENTS, REGULATORY ASPECT, UAV INDUSTRY

4 March
2021

UAVOS’ Vadim Tarasov Talks about its Notable Work in the UAV Market on the EVTOL INSIGHTS Podcast
By: EVTOL INSIGHTS

In our latest podcast episode, it was great to welcome Vadim Tarasov, who is Chairman of the Board at UAVOS.

The company specialises in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems, as well as components such as servo drives, pan-tilt platforms, rescue/emergency landing systems. Its solutions range from small industrial surveillance drones to large unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs).

Vadim told us more about the work UAVOS is doing in this space and went into detail about the exciting progress it is making. He also gives his insight into the UAV market, what the potential applications will be and talks about the future of autonomous operations in future.
Listen to the interview: https://evtolinsights.com/2021/03/uavos-vadim-tarasov-talks-about-its-notable-work-in-uav-market-on-the-evtol-insights-podcast/

TAGS: INTERVIEW, INVESTMENTS, UAV MARKET

28 December
2020

Converted Alpin UAV Completes First Successful Flight in Turkey
By: Inside Unmanned Systems

The Alpin UAV, a converted system modeled after the manned Heli-Sport Italian CH7 helicopter, recently completed its first test flight in Turkey.

The UAV was created to meet the needs of the Turkish Rescue & Security industries and is a joint project between Turkish engineering company TITRA and UAVOS, a UAS researcher, developer and manufacturer, according to a news release. The Alpin unmanned helicopter is currently being launched in the Turkish market.

TAGS: HELICOPTER, LONG-RANGE, HEAVY-LIFT

28 December
2020

HAPS/HALE: Seeking Solar’s Sweet Spot
By: Inside Unmanned Systems

Many years ago, as a young newspaperman, I received a plum assignment to retrace Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight. Rather than shivering in the Spirit of St. Louis monoplane, I flew the Atlantic in the Mach Two comfort of the Concorde. Eating lobster at a near-stratospheric 60,000 feet, I squinted at the curvature of the earth.

The quest to soar toward the sun dates back to mythology. But during 2020, an increasing number of lightweight unmanned vehicles have explored paths toward sustained solar-powered high altitude flight. Known as HAPS and/or HALE (see the “HAPS, HALE or Both?” sidebar on page 20), they soar between 55,000 and 70,000 feet above sea level, above clouds, wind and weather, with less power needed to maintain position. Station keeping above one point, or through footprint-expanding mini-fleets with reinforcing capabilities, they can cover more territory than ground stations and offer greater resolution, decreased latency and much lower costs against satellites. They can be landed and replaced during a single weather window.

TAGS: HALE, HAPS, COMPARISON, ENDURABLE UAV

17 December
2020

UAVOS, TITRA perform first flight of Alpin rotary wing UAV
By: Janes, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS and Turkish engineering company TITRA performed the first flight of their Alpin rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in early November.

The Alpin is a long-range, heavy-lift unmanned helicopter capable of carrying payloads weighing as much as 160 kg with a range of up to 840 km. It features a wideband satellite communication channel from its command-and-control station. The Alpin can withstand severe weather conditions, carry multiple payloads, and transmit real-time information to forces and decision makers in the field.
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TAGS: HEAVYWEIGHT, PAYLOAD, HELICOPTER

28 October
2020

UAVOS flight testing unmanned helicopter in greater than 100 kg payload class
By: Jane's 360, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS has spent more than 70 hours flight testing an unmanned helicopter capable of carrying up to 160 kg with a range of up to 840 km.

Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS board member and shareholder, told Janes on 20 October that the aircraft, the UVH-500, is based on the CH7 Kompress piloted rotary-wing aircraft. Tarasov said UAVOS is developing an unmanned helicopter in this payload capacity class because there are many unmanned aircraft that can carry between 1-5 kg. Industrial companies, he said, want the capability to carry payloads weighing more than 50 kg over long distances such as across rivers or giant forests in hot and cold conditions.
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TAGS: HEAVYWEIGHT, PAYLOAD, HELICOPTER

12 October
2020

Update: UAVOS flight tests HAPS ApusDuo in unstable atmospheric conditions
By: Jane's 360, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS recently reached a milestone in its solar-powered High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo development by flying the aircraft in unstable atmospheric conditions, according to a company statement.

UAVOS performed a series of flight trials in July with the ApusDuo in Belarus at altitudes up to 62,336 ft. The company tested a unique control system, which UAVOS said allows HAPS aircraft with a large wing elongation similar to the ApusDuo to fly in unstable atmospheric conditions.
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TAGS: LONG RANGE, HAPS, ATMOSPHERIC SATELLITE, APUSDUO, HIGH ALTITUDE

22 August
2020

Silicon Valley Chapter’s Own UAVOS Presented A Concept ‘Sumo’ UAM Vehicle!
By: Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI

UAVOS has presented its air taxi SumoAir as an autonomous concept for vertical e-mobility. The all-electric, tandem rotor helicopter concept consists of a five-seater passenger including the pilot cabin that can be attached to either a car or a flight module. The helicopter will be operated both manually and autonomously. The project is a part of UAVOS’ R&D efforts to explore and understand the fundamental technologies behind electric aircraft and the urban air mobility (UAM) market.

SumoAir unmanned helicopter has a tandem-rotor configuration with two large horizontal rotors mounted one in front of the other. The UAV features two redundant high – lift propulsion units. Their three-bladed rotors are driven by two electric motors at around 520 rpm to ensure a low acoustic footprint. UAVOS’s air taxi concept has additional safety advantages to the existing option such as autorotation flight and landing capability. SumoAir is targeting a cruise speed of approximately 87 mi/h (140 km/h) with endurance up to 1,3 h. The passengers will be able to cruise at altitudes up to 8,200 ft (2,500 m).
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TAGS: TAXI, CONCEPT, UNMANNED HELICOPTER

1 June
2020

UAVOS Successfully Tests Parachute System
By: Nation Shield

UAVOS has successfully tested its new two-stage parachute system. The new parachute system design is aimed to provide slow descent of the unmanned air system (UAS) at high speed. It includes two parachutes – the pilot chute and the main chute used to slow and stabilise the UAS. The decrease in the load speed on the UAS occurs due to the main chute opening delay function, when the pilot chute opens first. The parachute system is designed for UAS with speeds of up to 280 mph (450 kph) and weight of up to 110 lb (50 kg).

The pilot chute allows safe slow descent of the UAV during the main parachute deployment, as well as to open up the main chute at a minimum altitude.
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TAGS: PARACHUTE, RESCUE SYSTEM

29 May
2020

UAVOS, KACST developing new Saker-1C MALE unmanned aircraft
By: Jane's 360, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia are developing a new medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle, the Saker-1C, according to a company statement.

The Saker-1C can carry payloads ranging from synthetic aperture radar (SAR), imagery and coherent change detection, gyro-stabilised electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal, and digital video datalink. The aircraft is designed to perform long-endurance surveillance, communications relay, and search and rescue missions, among others.
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TAGS: SAKER, LONG RANGE, KACST, UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

26 May
2020

UAVOS Saker-1C MALE UAS developed with KACST, new parachute system proved efficient
By: Army Recognition

The Saker-1C Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) project, a successful partnership of UAVOS and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia, includes development, flying and maintenance, UAS Weekly reports.

UAVOS and KACST are working together to develop the next generation of Saker MALE UAS family – Saker – 1C UAV/UAS. The goal is to redesign and improve UAS features extending from engineering to operation. The UAVOS and KACST effort is focused on utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies and integrating next-generation capabilities including state-of-the-art autonomy, navigation, communications, sensor processing and system of counter electronic warfare.
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TAGS: UAS, PARACHUTE SYSTEM, SAKER, CONVERTED

20 April
2020

UAVOS tests UVH-170 unmanned helicopter for automated cargo deliveries
By: Jane's 360, Pat Host, Washington, DC

UAVOS recently flew a pair of test flights of its UVH-170 unmanned helicopter, simulating automated delivery flights to a destination and back along preselected pathways.

The pair of flights that took place between 10-16 April, one covering 50 km and another covering 100 km, lasted a total of 102 minutes. In a video provided by UAVOS, the aircraft used a 20 m rope to ferry a payload of 8 kg during one of the test flights.
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TAGS: UAV HELICOPTER, UVH-170, CARGO DELIVERY

16 April
2020

5 April
2020

UAVOS and KACST Team Up on UAVs
By: Nation Shield

UAVOS recently announced its collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia. The two entities will work together on scientific research and development of the Flight Control System (FCS).

The FCS is designed to fit and leverage multi-mission, multi-domain UAV platforms. The experience and knowledge the partners have shared, resulted in the creation of a Saker-1B Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS (Un- manned Aerial System). The specifications of the UAV system is confirmed by more than 500 hours of day and night test missions under various weather conditions. A total of 1,000 hours of take-off and landing test missions were successfully performed. The long endurance flights lasted up to 19 hours. The UAV is equipped with satellite communication data link for Beyond Line of Sight (BVLOS) operation.
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TAGS: KACST, UAV SYSTEMS, LONG ENDURANCE

1 April
2020

UAVOS, KACST demonstrate progressive flight control capability for their Saker UAVs
By: Jane's

UAVOS and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have used two ground control stations (GCSs) to fly their Saker-1B medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the first time.

UAVs, with this progressive flight control capability, can automatically land on remote runways located thousands of kilometers away where it can be serviced by a crew before taking off for another mission, according to a UAVOS statement. The company believes this capability will save resources of command stations by eliminating the need to return to the original takeoff point for fueling.
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TAGS: SAKER, SAUDI ARABIA, LONG RANGE UAV

16 March
2020

UAVOS's Robinson Unmanned Helicopter Extends Application Range
By: TwinGEO Magazine

UAVOS has announced that it has unveiled its converted Robinson manned helicopter into unmanned aircraft R-22 as a carto and farthest range delivery drone. It features a payload capacity of 180 kilograms or 400 pounds and a travel distance of up to 1020 km.

R-22 unmanned helicopter is designed for both cargo delivery and humanitarian / disaster relief applications. Failure to deliver vital equipment under austere operating conditions and timelines can incur substantial fiscal costs, making Robinson's all weather capabilities particularly valuable. This also opens up new possibilities for safety and efficiently transporting goods in a variety of industries.
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TAGS: ROBINSON, HELICOPTER, LONG RANGE, CONVERTED AIRCRAFT

6 March
2020

UAVOS, KACST unveil Saker-1B autonomous-capable MALE UAV
By: Jane's 360

UAVOS and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia have created a new medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that features fully-autonomous operational capability.

The Saker-1B is derived from a 10-year research and development (R&D) effort between UAVOS and the KACST to develop a flight-control system (FCS) designed for multimission, multi-domain UAV platforms. The two stakeholders have completed flight tests of the Saker-1B in Saudi Arabia to verify the autonomous online and offline operation of the aircraft from takeoff to landing, according to a UAVOS statement.
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TAGS: SAKER, SAUDI ARABIA, LONG RANGE UAV

5 March
2020

UAVOS, KACST Improve Saudi MALE UAS
By: Aviation Week, Graham Warwick

R&D company UAVOS has revealed an improved version of Saudi Arabia’s Saker-1 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

KACST unveiled the Predator-class Saker-1 in 2017. UAVOS says the -1B version is a result of 10 years of R&D work with KACST on flight control systems. The partners have also jointly developed an unmanned version of the Robinson R22 light helicopter.
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TAGS: SAKER, SAUDI ARABIA, LONG RANGE UAV

21 February
2020

UMEX 2020: UAVOS to perform search and rescue maritime demo with ISR350-5 UAV
By: Jane's 360

UAVOS and partner ISR Unmanned Technology will perform a maritime search and rescue demonstration with their jointly-developed ISR350-5 unmanned helicopter at the UMEX 2020 trade show, which runs from 23-25 February in Abu Dhabi.

UAVOS told Jane’s on 20 February ahead of the show that the ISR350-5 will perform rescue tasks that are designed to demonstrate the advantages of using an unmanned helicopter for maritime patrolling, especially when carrying multiple sensors on a single aircraft. This search and rescue demonstration will involve recovering a modified lifejacket fitted with a water anchor. This lifejacket will be in a special container fixed by a loop of soft parachute line in the release lock.
Read More: PDF

TAGS: UMEX, ISR350-5, UAV HELICOPTER

10 February
2020

Unmanned R-22 Cargo Helicopter
By: AIR International

DEVELOPER UAVOS has converted a Robinson R-22 helicopter into an unmanned platform designed for cargo delivery and disaster relief.

The company said the R-22 gives several specific advatages, including a 400lb (180kg) payload, six-hour endurance and the ability to operate in poor weather in both land and maritime environments, at night and in high winds.
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TAGS: HELICOPTER, CONVERTED UAV, HEAVY-LIFT

16 January
2020

Unmanned R22 Helicopter In Development For Cargo Delivery
By: AviationWeek

Unmanned vehicle and autopilot specialist UAVOS is developing a heavy-lift, long-range delivery drone based on the Robinson R22 light helicopter. The company also is proposing conversion of the Schweizer S300 light helicopter.

Converted to unmanned operation, the two-seat, piston-powered R22 can carry a payload up to 180 kg (400 lb.) and fly up to 1,020 km (550 nm), UAVOS said. 
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TAGS: HELICOPTER, CONVERTED UAV, HEAVY-LIFT

28 November
2019

UAVOS Flies Larger Prototype Of ApusDuo HAPS
By: AviationWeek

Unmanned aircraft developer UAVOS has flown a larger, modified version of its ApusDuo high-altitude pseudo-satellite, taking a step closer to its planned full-size stratospheric telecommunications platform. Where the full-size aircraft will have a wingspan of 28 m (92 ft.), the latest version of the tandem-wing, triple-fuselage design has a wingspan of 14 m, 1.5 times larger than the previous prototype. The latest prototype of the solar-powered, long-endurance aircraft has a lift-to-drag ...
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TAGS: HAPS, APUSDUO, HIGH-ALTITUDE

23 November
2019

A moving picture
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

Nick Flaherty provides an update on developments in video for unmanned systems, and the challenges and issues that remain a moving picture.

A major change is taking place in how video for unmanned systems is managed. Video compression technology is evolving so that the bandwidth required for HD video can be further reduced compared with current systems, which will allow high-quality video over narrower bandwidth links and support higher resolution streams over current links. This is appropriate for many applications, especially unmanned ground vehicles, for autonomous control as well as through a remote operator.
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TAGS: VIDEO SURVEILLANCE, GIMBAL, ENCODING

15 November
2019

UAVOS Flies Larger Prototype Of ApusDuo HAPS
By: AviationWeek.com

Unmanned aircraft developer UAVOS has flown a larger, modified version of its ApusDuo high-altitude pseudo-satellite, taking a step closer to its planned full-size stratospheric telecommunications platform. Where the full-size aircraft will have a wingspan of 28 m (92 ft.), the latest version of the tandem-wing, triple-fuselage design has a wingspan of 14 m, 1.5 times larger than the previous prototype. The latest prototype of the solar-powered, long-endurance aircraft has a lift-to-drag ...
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TAGS: APUSDUO, HAPS, HIGH-ALTITUDE

6 November
2019

Update: UAVOS flight tests 14 m wingspan ApusDuo HAPS aircraft
By: Jane's 360

UAVOS in October flight tested in Belarus a modified version of its ApusDuo high-altitude platform system (HAPS) aircraft that features a 14 m wingspan.

UAVOS spokesperson Taisia Vasiukovich said on 5 November that the goal of the flight test was to verify the aircraft’s power consumption, control algorithms, and aerodynamic characteristics. This modified ApusDuo has a wingspan 1.5x longer than its predecessor, improved control algorithms to reduce power consumption in horizontal flight, and new highly efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT) energy conversion controllers. These MPPT controllers have less weight and allow UAVOS to split the ApusDuo’s solar panels into small groups for more efficient use of solar energy in low and uneven lighting conditions.
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TAGS: APUSDUO, HAPS, HIGH-ALTITUDE

29 October
2019

UAVOS Launches Unmanned Helicopter With Built-in LiDAR
By: Robotics Business Review

LAS VEGAS – UAVOS, which develops unmanned aerial, ground and surface systems for commercial, industrial and security markets, today announced the UVH-25EL, an unmanned helicopter specially designed with a. LiDAR system as an all-in-one 3D mapping device. The company announced the new system at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas, held in Las Vegas.

The UVH-25EL includes an electric engine unit and features a flight endurance of up to 1.5 hours when mounted with a payload of 5 kg, the company said. The LiDAR and integrated high-resolution cameras can increase the precision, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping applications.
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TAGS: UVH-25EL, UNMANNED HELICOPTER, HIGH ENDURANCE UAV

26 October
2019

Now more impactful search&rescue missions with UAVOS' ISR350-5. Interview with Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO.
By: TwinGEO Magazine

The unmanned helicopter ISR350-5 is powered by UAVOS' autopilot. High level of self-diagnosis of all the components of the vehicle allows it to achieve maximum flight safety, increasing the survivability of the unmanned vehicle.

Fascinated with the capabilities of the UAV, #TwinGeo engaged into an intriguing conversation with Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO, UAVOS to discover more.
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TAGS: UNMANNED HELICOPTER, ISR350-5, VTOL DRONE

9 October
2019

UAVOS Launches Unmanned Helicopter With Built-in LiDAR
By: Robotics Business Review

LAS VEGAS – UAVOS, which develops unmanned aerial, ground and surface systems for commercial, industrial and security markets, today announced the UVH-25EL, an unmanned helicopter specially designed with a. LiDAR system as an all-in-one 3D mapping device. The company announced the new system at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas, held in Las Vegas.

The UVH-25EL includes an electric engine unit and features a flight endurance of up to 1.5 hours when mounted with a payload of 5 kg, the company said. The LiDAR and integrated high-resolution cameras can increase the precision, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping applications.
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TAGS: AGRO-DRONE, CONVERTED HELICOPTER, ROBINSON R22

7 October
2019

UAVOS Fits Unmanned R22 for Aerial Application
By: AinOnline

Unmanned aircraft company UAVOS today announced its Agro-drone R22-UV for day/night aerial applications. The unmanned Robinson R22 is equipped with the Simplex 222 spray system that includes a 26.4-gallon chemical tank and a 23-foot wide spray boom. It has a maximum endurance of two hours.

UAVOS said the aircraft offers a faster, more precise, and more environmentally friendly method of application compared to ground application with a wheeled vehicle or on foot. UAVOS also noted that using a rotorcraft for such applications produces “downward rotation force” for more even and thorough pesticide droplet penetration of crops in all parts of the plant.
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TAGS: AGRO-DRONE, CONVERTED HELICOPTER, ROBINSON R22

2 October
2019

HiDRON Sets New Records in Canadian Aviation
By: Nation Shield

UAVOS recently conducted a successful record-setting stratospheric flight, as part of a joint project between the company and Stratodynamics. The stratospheric glider named HiDRON was released from a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) scientific gondola at an altitude of 111,434 feet and performed a four-hour controlled flight and land- ed at Iroquois Falls Airport about 80 km from the Timmins, Ontario launch site. The flight once again confirmed Hi- DRON's capability to perform high-alti- tude missions and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations and set a new operational best for the flight in a chal- lenging stratospheric environment. The night flight was also supported by the French Space Agency (CNES) and was part of the 2019 Strato-Science Bal- loon campaign
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TAGS: STRATODYNAMICS, HIDRON, GLIDER

16 September
2019

UAVOS, Stratodynamics HiDRON glider reaches 98,000 ft
By: Jane's 360

The UAVOS and Stratodynamics HiDRON stratospheric glider unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) reached 98,450 ft altitude on 2 August, breaking the aircraft's previous record of 82,021 ft, according to a UAVOS statement.

The UAVOS ground crew lifted the HiDRON by a balloon to the 98,425 feet target altitude and released it in -60°C stratospheric conditions. The aircraft transmitted data in real time to the ground station during a four-hour controlled descent.
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TAGS: STRATODYNAMICS, HIDRON, GLIDER

30 August
2019

Hidron stratospheric glider reaches new heights
By: Shephard Media

Stratodynamics and UAVOS have carried out another flight of the Hidron unmanned stratospheric glider, during which it reached and flew at an altitude of 30km.

This breaks a previous record of flying at 25km, and this recent night flight was the first of two that have been commissioned to test a new AMON airglow detector from Stratodynamics’ customer, the Slovak Academy of Sciences Institute of Experimental Physics.
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TAGS: STRATOSPHERIC GLIDER, HIDRON

29 August
2019

UAV Glides Back From 30 Km Altitude In Sensor Test
By: Aviation Week

The HiDRON stratospheric glider developed by Canada’s Stratodynamics Aviation and unmanned aircraft manufacturer UAVOS has completed a 4-hr. flight after being released from a balloon at 30 km (98,450 ft.), beating its previous altitude record of 25 km. The Aug. 2 flight demonstrated the team’s capability to perform beyond visual-line-of-sight operations with a UAV at high altitudes. The night flight was the first of two commissioned to test an airglow monitor (AMON) from the ...
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TAGS: HIDRON, LONG RANGE

29 August
2019

HiDRON stratospheric glider soars to 30km record, lands autonomously
By: The Robot Report

UAVOS Inc. and Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. this week announced that their pioneering flight of the HiDRON stratospheric glider successfully reached an altitude of 30km (98,450 ft. or 18.6 mi.), breaking their previous 25km (15.5 mi.) record. The flight tested the unmanned aerial vehicle and its onboard sensors, which could be used to detect pollution and signs of climate change.

UAVOS has offices in the Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; Guadalajara, Spain; and Steinhausen, Switzerland. The company has recently raised a round of financing from a group of private investors to advance its research and development efforts, reduce the go-to-market time for new systems, and focus on promotion and commercialization.
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TAGS: HIDRON, AUTOPILOT, HIGH ALTITUDE PSEUDO-SATELLITE (HAPS), CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY

26 July
2019

UAVOS’ Robinson Rotary-Wing UAV Designed for Maximum Takeoff, Landing of 635kg
By: Inside Unmanned Systems

The Robinson rotary-wing UAV is just one of many products and solutions in the unmanned aerial systems field and UAV components that was showcased by UAVOS this spring in Chicago at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2019.

UAVOS also demonstrated complete turnkey UAS solutions at the conference, and how to convert existing manned aircraft into unmanned platforms.The company portfolio includes a fixed wing UAV based on a Pipistrel Sinus light aircraft and a Robinson rotary-wing UAV with a maximum takeoff and landing of 635kg. The converted aircraft in fully automatic mode is designed to successfully carry out missions as required by customers’ R&D projects. The purpose of modernized aircrafts is to carry out commercial works on multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, for cargo transportation.
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TAGS: ROBINSON, CONVERTED, HEAVYWEIGHT UAV

4 July
2019

UAVOS Introduces Ground Control Station, the PGCS 3
By: Inside Unmanned Systems

UAVOS recently launched the Portable Ground Control Station, known as PGCS 3.

The ground control station is implemented as a console with controls collected on the control panel, which is ergonomic, according to a news release. In its basic configuration, the system comes with a military-grade rugged Getac X500 laptop. Other 15” laptop computer models can be integrated with the platform, making it versatile.
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TAGS: RUGGED PC, GROUND STATION

28 June
2019

UAVOS Launches New Ground Control Station
By: Nation Shield Magazin

UAVOS has introduced a new Portable Ground Control Station (PGCS 3) implemented as a console with controls collected on the ergonomic control panel. PGCS 3 in its basic configuration comes with a military-grade rugged Getac X500 laptop. The ability to integrate different 15” laptop computer models makes the system a versatile platform to use.

The PGCS 3 is a detachable computer and a console with additional controls. The system is fully compatible with UAVOS autopilot. Console joysticks, push buttons and switches are industrial waterproofed units. The panel is equipped with a quickrelease mechanism for docking the laptop.
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TAGS: GROUND STATION, RUGGED PC

25 June
2019

UAVOS introduces ‘stronger, thinner and lighter’ leaf spring leg
By: www.commercialdroneprofessional.com

UAVOS has announced the creation of an advanced leaf spring leg for the main landing gear of an unmanned aircraft weighing up to 1200 kg.

The spring leaf is notable for being much stronger, thinner and lighter than fiberglass alternatives by virtue of being made of aircraft carbon prepreg by the high-temperature molding procedure.
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TAGS: UAV PARTS, SPRING LEG

10 June
2019

Converted R22 Helicopter Completes First Unmanned Drone Test Flight
By: Nation Shield Magazin

Robinson-22 helicopter, converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone, successfully completed in-air programmed missions. Its first flight, with a duration of more than one hour, was fully self-piloted reaching a height of up to 2200ft (670m). During the flight, all scheduled tests were performed including fully automatic take-off, en-route flight and landing. Tuning on UAV control settings was completed as well.

The components, manufactured by UAVOS, such as autopilot, servo drives, sensor system and additional backup power supply were installed into R22-UV helicopter.
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TAGS: CONVERTED, ROBINSON, AUTOPILOT

3 June
2019

Robinson helicopter tested as UAV for heavy lifts
By: www.GPSworld.com

A Robinson R22 helicopter was converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone. UAVOS — which specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems — successfully completed in-air programmed missions with the unmanned helicopter.

The first flight this spring of the modernized helicopter lasted more than one hour and was performed in a fully self-piloted mode, reaching an altitude of up to 2,200 feet (670 meters). During the flight, all scheduled tests were performed including fully automatic take-off, enroute flight and landing. The tuning of UAV control settings was completed as well.
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TAGS: CONVENTIONS, UAV HELICOPTER, LONG RANGE, ROBINSON

3 May
2019

Striving for greatness
By: Shephard Media

UAVOS' client base spans the commercial, defence and industrial markets. On the commercial side, UAVOS has foundations in the energy, environmental and oil and gas sectors. Its autopilot solution can be applied to a range of platforms in the air, land and sea domains

Tarasov stated: 'We specialise in developing the design and manufacturing of different types of UAVs, helicopters, multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. UAVOS also manufactures a wide range of UAV components. We produce autopilot [technology] for different types of unmanned vehicles from 1 to 1,200 kg.
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TAGS: CONVENTIONS, UAV HELICOPTER, LONG RANGE

2 May
2019

Stratodynamics, UAVOS to drop Hidron glider from 118,000ft
By: FlightGlobal.com

After successfully carrying its Hidron unmanned glider to 82,000ft using a weather balloon, releasing it and flying it down safely to Earth, partners Stratodynamics and UAVOS are preparing to drop the aircraft from 118,000ft in September or August as part of a new research project.

The companies’ joint project will fly in service of a Slovak Academy of Sciences research project to study cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere. It will be launched from the Canadian Space Agency’s Timmins stratospheric balloon base in Ontario, Canada.
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TAGS: HIDRON, LONG-DISTANCE UAV, HIGH-ALTITUDE

2 May
2019

Xponential 2019: UAVOS flight testing weapon-capable helicopter UAV
By: Jane's 360

Key Points

— UAVOS is flight testing a helicopter VTOL UAV that could deploy missiles

— The company designed the aircraft to be rotary wing as it would withstand harsh weather

UAVOS is flight testing a helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that a company official believes could deploy a weapon such as an airborne missile.

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS board chairman and lead developer, told Jane's on 2 May that this is because this UAV, the UVH-290E, demonstrated precise controls during flight tests. The aircraft also has four hard points, two on each side. But UAVOS has yet to deploy any weapons during testing because it does not have any military contracts, Stratsilatau said.
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TAGS: HELICOPTER, MILITARY UAV, XPONENTIAL

30 April
2019

AUVSI 2019: UAVOS pushing unmanned helicopters for lidar ops
By: Shephard Media

The future of lidar missions in oil and gas, mapping to power line inspections could very much be in the hands of unmanned helicopters, further to a conversion initiative which is being led by UAVOS through its exploration of transferring technology from light single engine helicopters to unmanned.

The company unveiled at AUVSI’s Xponential that in February 2019 it had flown for the first time a converted Robinson R22 to an unmanned state of operation. The flight of 1hr saw the platform reach up to 650m above sea level.
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TAGS: LIDAR, UAV HELICOPTER, LONG RANGE

16 April
2019

UAVOS Releases Auto-Tracking Antenna for UAVs
By: AviationToday.com

Drone-maker UAVOS has introduced an auto-tracking antenna system for enabling long-range data transmission on a wide range of unmanned aircraft.

The new antenna system has two communication channels featuring different antennas: a 900 MHz telemetry radio link with a range exceeding 60 miles and a high-speed antenna for video communication, which UAVOS says is capable of data transfer rates up to 25 Mbps.
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TAGS: ANTENNA, LONG-RANGE DATA TRANSMISSION

8 April
2019

UAVOS HIGHLIGHTS TRAINING SIMULATOR
By: Nation Shield Magazin

UAVOS INC. is providing a simulator for testing UAVOS autopilot control capabilities of different types of unmanned vehicles ranging from 1kg to 1200kg in different weather conditions. The simulator includes special software, as well as software for the ground control station, developed by the company. The simulator allows to make UAV trial flight in a virtual environment before the start of its production and to modify its design according to the results of such virtual flight tests.

The ground part of the UAVOS automatic control system software contains the integrated software block to simulate flight both in the virtual environment, as well as using the automatic control system hardware with the connection of the real autopilot (with imitated substitution of the autopilot sensor data by the flight simulator data).
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TAGS: SIMULATOR, AUTOPILOT, SOFTWARE

29 March
2019

UAVOS Announces Gyro-Stabilized 3-Axis Gimbal
By: DroneBelow.com

UAVOS INC. has announced developing its own gyro-stabilized 3-axis gimbal with integrated day-to-day FHD video camera and 30x optical zoom (RGB camera with Full HD resolution and 30x optical zoom) with Ethernet output. This gimbal has an extended temperature range of operation and is suited for harsh environments. The new gimbal has a compact size, low weight of 2,64lb (1,2kg), and a strong mechanical aluminum-cased structure.

In addition, UAVOS Gimbal integrates with UAVOS’s autopilot which allows obtaining coordinates of ground objects.
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TAGS: PAYLOAD, GIMBAL

18 March
2019

UAVOS launches flight simulator to test UAS of differing weights in multiple weather conditions
By: Intelligent Aerospace

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,- UAVOS has unveiled a simulator that allows customers to test the autopilot on different types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in myriad weather conditions in vehicles ranging from 1 kg up to 1,200 kg.

The simulator includes special software, as well as software for the ground control station, developed by UAVOS. The simulator allows to make UAS trial flight in a virtual environment before the start of its production and to modify its design according to the results of such virtual flight tests.
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TAGS: UAV, SIMULATOR

7 March
2019

UAVOS introduces tropicalised UVH-170E VTOL UAV
By: Airforce-Technology.com

UVH-170E is a new unmanned helicopter designed and manufactured by UAVOS, an unmanned vehicle developer based in the US.

It is the latest addition to the portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by UAVOS, which include UVH-29E UAV, UVH-290E UAV, Borey-10, and Sitaria-E fixed-wing unmanned systems.
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TAGS: HELICOPTER, UVH-170E, VTOL

27 February
2019

UAVOS introduces tropicalised UVH-170E VTOL UAV
By: IHS Markit

UAVOS has developed a tropicalised version of its UVH-170E vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) optimised for operations in hot and humid environments.

Jane’s understands from UAVOS officials that development and modification work had been completed at the end of December 2018. The company is currently performing operational testing with a modified example.
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TAGS: HELICOPTER, TROPICAL, VTOL

13 February
2019

Earth observation platform measured weather conditions in stratosphere
By: Autonomous Vehicle Technology

UAVOS Inc. and Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. successfully completed the next stage of flight tests of the HiDRON earth observation platform to an altitude of 25 km (82,000 ft). The HiDRON also carried an atmospheric measurement system onboard, in a collaboration with researchers from the University of Kentucky. The nighttime flight lasted four hours, including the one-hour weather balloon launch period with an average climb rate at 6.8 m/s (22 ft/s). At release altitude, the HiDRON was 36 km (22 mi) away from the launch site; from there it headed home and was above the launch area at an altitude of 18 km (59,000 ft). The HiDRON then glided near the home position with a descent rate much slower than a comparable parachute-borne instrument. The return flight home lasted about 3 hours.
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TAGS: HIDRON, STRATOSPHERIC, HIGH-ALTITUDE, METEOROLOGY

12 February
2019

HiDRON completes flights tests at 82,000ft
By: Shephard Media

UAVOS and Stratodynamics Aviation have successfully completed the next stage of flights tests of the HiDRON earth observation platform to an altitude of 82,000ft, UAVOS announced on 6 February.

The night flight lasted for four hours, including the one-hour weather balloon launch period with an average climb rate at 6.8m/s. The return flight lasted for about three hours. During the test, the system operated in headwinds up to 180km/h, -60° C temperatures, experienced wing icing and returned and landed autonomously.
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TAGS: HIDRON, STRATOSPHERIC, HIGH-ALTITUDE, METEOROLOGY

11 February
2019

UAVOS Develops Unmanned Solutions for Air, Ground and Marine Applications
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS, a leading developer of unmanned systems platforms, autopilots and other components, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Silver’ profile highlights how their innovative unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and solutions for air, ground and marine applications can be used for a wide range of industrial, commercial and defense applications.

All of UAVOS’ Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) helicopter and quadcopter UAVs are available as a complete unmanned aerial system (UAS) bundled with a Ground Control Station (GCS). Available systems include electric rotary and four-stroke gasoline powered drones for a wide variety of applications such as industrial monitoring, surveillance, environmental missions and target designation.
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TAGS: AERIAL, GROUND, MARINE, UAV SYSTEMS

8 February
2019

Stratospheric Unmanned Aircraft Completes Flight Tests at 25km
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has announced that, in conjunction with Stratodynamics Aviation Inc., it has successfully completed the next stage of flight tests of the HiDRON unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based earth observation platform at an altitude of 25 km (82,000 ft). The HiDRON carried an atmospheric measurement system onboard, in a collaboration with researchers from the University of Kentucky.

The night-time flight lasted 4 hours, including the one-hour weather balloon launch period, with an average climb rate of 6.8 m/s (22 ft./s). At release altitude the HiDRON was 36 km (22 mi.) away from the launch site where it headed home and was above the launch area at an altitude of 18 km (59,000 ft.). The HiDRON then glided near the home position with a descent rate much slower than a comparable parachute-borne instrument. The return flight home lasted about 3 hours.
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TAGS: HIDRON, STRATOSPHERIC, HIGH-ALTITUDE, METEOROLOGY

7 December
2018

Unmanned Helicopter Soars with UAVOS’ ‘GLIDER’ Autorotation Algorithm
By: Rotor & Wing International

Drone research company UAVOS last week tested a new flight algorithm for unmanned vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that could allow the aircraft to safely land in case of engine failure.

Called GLIDER, the new algorithm controls autorotation as part of the company's wider autopilot module. The new flight mode can automatically switch the helicopter to autorotate mode in the case of engine failure, which improves safety and survivability. It also protects the power unit from overloads in critical flight conditions, according to UAVOS.
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TAGS: GLIDER, HELICOPTER, ALGORITHM, AUTOROTATION

30 November
2018

HiDRON Stratospheric Aircraft
By: Aerospace Technology

HiDRON is an unmanned stratospheric aircraft designed and manufactured by UAVOS and Stratodynamics.

US-based aerial vehicle manufacturer UAVOS is carrying out production, while Stratodynamics is responsible for commissioning of the aircraft.

The HiDRON aircraft will perform measurement and analysis of atmospheric data collected at various altitudes across different geographical locations.
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TAGS: HIDRON, UAV, AUTOPILOT, BALLOON, STRATOSPHERIC

6 November
2018

UAVOS: AUTOMATING THE FUTURE
By: Nation Shield (UAE)

At the recently concluded annual Indian exhibition UAV India 2018 Civil & Military, which was held in New Delhi, Bharat Drone Systems Pvt together with UAVOS Inc. demonstrated new examples of unmanned aerial systems (UAS): unmanned vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (VTOL), airplane-type UAV (Fixed Wing). All presented unmanned platforms successfully passed the tests under the control of the UAVOS automatic control system for mobile objects and military equipment. The signficance 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.
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TAGS: INTERVIEW, UAV, AUTOPILOT, USV

6 November
2018

USV Designed to Provide Fuel and Cargo Delivery to Offshore Locations
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has announced that it has developed a new Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that provides a refuelling system to remote and offshore locations beyond inhabited areas. The newly developed solution, which delivers a refuelling hose from a mothership to the shore, will become an alternative to manned boats, which are often unable to get near the coast due to strong waves or other environmental factors.

The unmanned boat is based on a SeaDoo water scooter. As part of the refitting, UAVOS’ automatic control system has been integrated into the vehicle, and a hermetic upper housing and a pneumatic gun with an inertia-free coil for a cable has been specially designed.
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TAGS: USV, BOAT

22 October
2018

UAVOS Participating in Meteorological Project Manufacturing Unmanned Stratospheric Aircraft
By: DroneBelow.com

UAVOS Inc. is finalizing preparations for the stratospheric aircraft HiDRON, commissioned by the Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. The HiDRON is a unique balloon-launched unmanned glider capable of autonomous and soaring flight modes, and designed for collecting high-altitude atmospheric data.

The key objective of the HiDRON is to provide a new dynamic method for measuring and evaluating atmospheric phenomena at various altitudes in a variety of geographical locations. During the November campaign, the HiDRON will reach altitudes up to 25 km (82,000 feet) and carry an atmospheric sensor system developed by Dr. Marcelo I. Guzman and T.J. Schuyler from the University of Kentucky. Their study aims to demonstrate how to perform accurate measurements of ozone chemical and physical properties using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The stratospheric ozone layer plays a key role in protecting the Earth surface from damaging UV radiation.
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TAGS: FIXED-WING, LONG FLIGHT TIME, STRATOSPHERIC, HIDRON

15 October
2018

Autonomous high-altitude aircraft nails new flight tests
By: Michael Irving - NewAtlas.com

We're a step closer to having high-altitude, long-endurance, autonomous aircraft soaring through the skies. UAVOS has now announced that a prototype of the company's High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo aircraft has completed the first stage of flight tests.

As the name suggests, these HAPS aircraft are designed to occupy the space between drones and satellites, soaring to altitudes as high as 20,000 m (65,600 ft). From that vantage point, they're able to monitor the environment in the atmosphere and back on the ground, beam internet or radio communications over long distances, or perform military surveillance operations. The Airbus Zephyr is one such project, and until recently Facebook had been trialling a program called Aquila that was designed to beam high-speed internet to the world.
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TAGS: APUS-DUO, FIXED-WING, SOLAR-POWERED, LONG FLIGHT TIME, TEST FLIGHT

4 October
2018

Silicon Valley’s new fixed wing UAV designed for LIDAR completes test flights
By: CommercialDroneProfessional.com

A company based in California’s Silicon Valley has developed a new fixed wing UAV that is designed to be used on patrol and observation missions for aerial photography.

UAVOS Inc, whose European headquarters are in Switzerland, has successfully completed test flights for its new Sitaria UAV.

Among other tasks, the unmanned aircraft is purposely designed to work with the LIDAR airborne laser scanning equipment as its payload.
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TAGS: SITARIA, FIXED-WING

4 September
2018

UAVOS showcases latest UAVs
By: Kelvin Wong, Singapore - Jane's International Defence Review

UAVOS Inc, a US-based company specialising in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and associated control systems, is partnering with India’s Bharat Drone Systems to develop a range of air vehicles and technologies to meet emerging Indian armed forces requirements.

The company is taking the opportunity at the UAV India 2018 exhibition in New Delhi to highlight its fixed-wing and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The fixed wing Borey 10 is a tactical-class UAV featuring a flying wing airframe with a wingspan of 3.5 m and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 15 kg. The baseline UAV is powered by a 2,000 W electric motor and four 6S 16Аh lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that are packaged within a hermetically sealed shell along with its control systems for improved reliability in austere environments, enabling it to continue operations in temperatures as low as -22 °C.
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TAGS: BOREY, FIXED-WING, HELICOPTER, VTOL UAV

16 July 2018

UAVOS’s solar-powered SAT-i aircraft stays aloft for 10 consecutive hours
By: CommercialDroneProfessional.com

UAVOS, an unmanned solutions specialist, successfully piloted a drone powered by the sun for 10 consecutive hours.

The American company completed flight tests of the solar-powered unmanned SAT-i aircraft, designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours.

The new unmanned aircraft’s non-stop 10-hour mission for aerial photography had a payload of a 600-gram mirrorless camera.
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TAGS: SAT-I, SOLAR-POWERED, LONG FLIGHT TIME

14 July 2018

UAVOS Solar UAV Completes 10-Hour Aerial Photography Mission
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has announced that it has completed flight tests of its solar-powered SAT-i UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), which is designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours. The new unmanned aircraft successfully completed a non-stop 10-hour mission undertaking aerial photography with a payload of a 600-gram mirrorless camera.

The fixed-wing SAT-i has a a wingspan of 7.3 meters and a weight of 6.2 kg. The UAV is equipped with a Li-Ion battery that allows flying without solar energy for 2 (optionally 4) hours with a payload up to 600 grams.
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TAGS: SAT-I, SOLAR-POWERED, LONG FLIGHT TIME

6 June 2018

UAVOS develops main rotor blade
By: Shephard Media

UAVOS has developed a new main rotor blade for unmanned helicopters with a take-off weight of 77lbs and rotor diameter of 102.36in, the company announced on 29 May.

The new solution uses the technology of hot forming of a composite 'prepreg' material, which involves the manufacture of a blade airfoil in a single step moulding. The process eliminates the delamination of the lower and upper planes as there is no glue seam.
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TAGS: UAV HELICOPTER, ROTOR BLADES

31 May 2018

UAVOS accomplishes mission to devise innovative blades for helicopter drone
By: CommercialDroneProfessional.com

Unmanned solutions specialist UAVOS has created a qualitatively new main rotor blade to be installed on helicopters with 35kg take-off mass and rotor diameters of 2600mm.

New product development and production were carried out by the company’s rotor blade specialists at its in-house production facilities.
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TAGS: UAV HELICOPTER, ROTOR BLADES

31 May

2018

UAVOS Develops New Rotor Blades for Unmanned Helicopters
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has announced that the company has developed a new main rotor blade to be installed on its unmanned helicopters with take-off weight of 77 lbs (35 kg) The new rotor, with a diameter of 102.36in (2600 mm), was developed and produced by UAVOS’ rotor blade specialists at the company’s production facilities. The one-step blade molding process, using polymer composite materials and resulting in an improved aerodynamic shape, has dramatically affected the flight performance of UAVOS’ unmanned helicopters.
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TAGS: UAV HELICOPTER, ROTOR BLADES

29 May

2018

UAVOS ApusDuo test flight
By: sUAS News

UAVOS INC. has successfully flown a model of their proposed solar-powered aircraft. They say that the placement of engines makes it possible to take off without the use of towing equipment and start carts.

It’s hand launched, just like the Zephyr.
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TAGS: APUSDUO, HAPS, TEST FLIGHT

11 May

2018

JetLease, UAVOS team up for Albatross-2.2
By: Shephard Media

JetLease has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UAVOS to further develop the Albatross-2.2, a fixed-wing optionally manned aircraft based on the Pipistrel Sinus light aircraft.

The solution has been designed for multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, and cargo operations.
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TAGS: JETLEASE, PIPISTREL SINUS, CONVERTED UAV

10 May

2018

UAVOS and JetLease to Convert Pipistrel Sinus into OPA
By: UAS Vision

The world’s largest private leasing company, JetLease, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UAVOS Inc, the Mountain View, Ca.-based company specialised in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems, to provide a range of finance and leasing options for the innovative optionally manned fixed wing aircraft Albatross-2.2.

The purpose of modernized aircraft is to carry out commercial works on multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, for cargo transportation.
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TAGS: JETLEASE, PIPISTREL SINUS, CONVERTED UAV

9 May

2018

UAVOS convert Pipistrel Sinus into an RPA
By: sUAS News

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Lead developer, is sharing UAVOS’s experience of the conversion of a manned aircraft the 2-seat Pipistrel Sinus

Where did the idea to convert manned aircraft into UAS originate?

From one of our customers, we received an order for the manufacture of heavy UAS. That customer needed unmanned vehicles of this type for commercial use. When we calculated the cost of developing and manufacturing a heavy UAS from a scratch, the cost of the flight hour was too high, much higher than the cost of the flying hour of a conventional manned aircraft. High production costs are the result of the small series. Then we offered our customer to expand the range of required commercial UAS by converting, and chose for this purpose Pipistrel Sinus.
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TAGS: PIPISTREL SINUS, CONVERTED UAV, HEAVY UAS, INTERVIEW, RPA

9 May

2018

UAVOS Updates High Altitude Solar-Powered UAV Concept
By: DroneBelow.com

UAVOS Inc, a Mountain View-based company specialized in unmanned solutions, is introducing a new solution – a control system for aircrafts with a flexible wing for high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite). New flight control principles will allow to shift the geographic area of “solar” aircraft flights to more northern latitudes.

HAPS will provide unique opportunities for using this solution in both civilian and defense areas, and for security tasks. UAVs powered by solar energy can serve for long continuous monitoring of the area of interest on the Earth’s surface to get real-time information. To meet the demands of telecommunication companies, HAPS can create a network of autonomous repeaters of radio and high speed data signals over practically any territory, including the Northern regions during the summer, where the use of regular aircrafts is highly problematic due to economic reasons, and weather conditions.
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TAGS: HAPS , APUSDUO, ATMOSPHERIC SATELLITE

9 May

2018

Pipistrel Sinus Light Aircraft to be Converted to Optionally-Piloted System
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS and JetLease have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a new optionally manned fixed-wing aircraft, the Albatross-2.2. The aircraft has been designed for multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas for cargo transportation applications.

The Albatross optionally-piloted vehicle will be based on the Sinus light aircraft manufactured by Pipistrel, which has sold more than 2,000 units of the two-seater aircraft. Sinus will be integrated with UAVOS’ automatic control system, and the wings will be modified to carry suspensions for payload and electrical circuitry will be rearranged. After the completion of the upgrades, UAVOS together with the aircraft manufacturer will conduct an analysis of the structural strength and finalize the operational documentation. Albatross will feature completely autonomous take-off, en-route flight and landing, and will provide payload capacity of 350 kg and range of 5,000 km.
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TAGS: JETLEASE, PIPISTREL SINUS, CONVERTED UAV, HEAVY UAS

2 May

2018

UAVOS Announces New Solar-Powered HAPS UAV
By: Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has announced that it has developed a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) control system for for high-altitude flexible wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Utilising these new flight control principles, UAVOS’ HAPS technology will be able to shift the geographic area of solar aircraft flights to more northern latitudes.

HAPS will provide unique opportunities for using this solution in both civilian and defense areas, and for security tasks. UAVs powered by solar energy can undertake long-term continuous monitoring of areas of interest on the Earth’s surface to get real-time information. To meet the demands of telecommunication companies, HAPS can create a network of autonomous repeaters of radio and high speed data signals over practically any territory, including the Northern regions during the summer, where the use of regular aircraft is highly problematic due to economic reasons and weather conditions.
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TAGS: HAPS, APUSDUO, SOLAR-POWERED UAV

2 May

2018

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TAGS: AUVSI, HAPS, APUS, APUSDUO, SOLAR-POWERED UAV

1 May

2018

UAVOS squares up to Facebook with UAV solution
By: CommercialDroneProfessional.com

UAVOS, an unmanned aerial, terrestrial and aquatic vehicles specialist, has unveiled its latest drone innovation for high flying drones in a bid to contend with social media giant Facebook.

The American organisation has unveiled its new High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), a control system for aircrafts with a flexible wing for high-altitude UAVs. The system provides long-term, continuous data transmission and real-time monitoring in areas that lack access to the internet and other forms of global connectivity.
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TAGS: HAPS, APUSDUO, SOLAR-POWERED UAV

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