UAV Navigation is currently collaborating with Tier 1 suppliers for the development of a variety of OPV platforms. These OPVs take advantage of an existing manned aircraft and equip it with the capability to be flown as an RPAS.
The conversion involves the installation of a flight control solution (custom developed and supplied by UAV Navigation), plus servos, actuators, switchgear and other mechanical modifications to enable the VECTOR autopilot to control the aircraft.
If required, two VECTORS can be installed to provide physical redundancy.
OPVs offer significant opportunities for operators seeking to reduce cost and risk in:
- Maritime security
- Coastal and border patrol
- High risk observation in contaminated areas
- Forest fire surveillance