UAV Navigation recently sent a team of technicians to assist in the setup, training and operation of target drone systems produced by SCR, a major European target drone manufacturer, during a live-firing exercise for the Armed Forces. The deployment from Spain was successfully carried out to Southeast Asia with all the necessary equipment to conduct the training. All aircraft are equipped with UAV Navigation autopilots and the system is controlled from a Ground Control Station (GCS) running the Visionair mission planning and interface application.
The local partner for this deployment was a major aerospace contractor for an asian Government, providing defence related training and services. Following extensive trials, the contractor selected the SCRAB II and ALBA aerial targets manufactured by SCR to meet the Army's training requirement. UAV Navigation flight control system used in both aircraft is intuitive, reliable and highly-capable.
Training conducted included live missile firings. The area selected for the exercises was particularly challenging, with no local infrastructure. Everything had to be brought to a virgin site and set up in particularly adverse conditions where temperatures are never below 31ºC and humidity is always around 80%. However, UAV Navigation's autopilots and hardware are designed to meet the standards of MIL-STD-810G and so these conditions did not affect performance.
UAV Navigation is a specialist supplier to the aerial target drone industry. If you have a target drone that needs the very best flight control system that the industry has to offer, we would be delighted to discuss your requirements. Our autopilots are capable of the full range of automatic flight modes, plus also integration of specialist payloads such as luneberg lenses, radar altimeters (sea-skimming), transponders, parachute deployment, miss distance indicators and catapult launch at 25G and over. Our system is fully redundant, both hardware and software, and does not rely on communications to the GCS in order to complete the mission.