CybAero’s RPAS to be tested on Swedish Navy vessels

27 November 2014 (Last Updated November 27th, 2014 18:30)

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has selected CybAero to carry out test and demonstration flights of its APID helicopter systems from a Swedish Navy Visby-class corvette.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has selected CybAero to carry out test and demonstration flights of its APID helicopter systems from a Swedish Navy Visby-class corvette.

As part of the flight trials, which will take place next year, CybAero will test its remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to assess the strategic and tactical gains when integrated on Swedish Navy vessels.

"We have a great opportunity to put our systems on display and this will serve as a good reference point for potential clients in Sweden and abroad."

CybAero CEO Mikael Hult said: "We are, of course, very proud to have been selected and this is a testament to the high level of confidence FMV has placed in us."

The RPAS can also be deployed for maritime applications and CybAero has been working to develop its systems in this sector.

China Customs, which is CybAero's first-end client within maritime applications, will be the first to receive RPAS.

Hult added: "Now that we have been chosen by FMV to conduct the test and demonstration flights, we have a great opportunity to put our systems on display and this will serve as a good reference point for potential clients in Sweden and abroad."

The autonomous, unmanned helicopter (VTOL UAV) APID 60 comprises the helicopter platform, including avionics and data links, and payload, in addition to a ground station with control units, including video monitors and data links.

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