26.2.2020

Kongsberg Geospatial and MartinUAV Partner on ISR Drone Solutions for Canada

Kongsberg Geospatial and MartinUAV Partner on ISR Drone Solutions for Canada – link

Source: UAS Vision

Article Headlines

  • Kongsberg Geospatial and MartinUAV have announced that they have teamed to pursue integrated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance solutions for the Royal Canadian Navy and CANSOFCOM
  • Combining the real-time Kongsberg UAV mission management system with the MartinUAV V-Bat long endurance VTOL aircraft provides an end-to-end mission data collection and analysis capability
  • The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS system integrates multiple disparate, real-time sensor feeds to create a highly accurate battlespace common operating picture and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation, airspace monitoring alerts and communications line-of-sight prediction to also enable detect and avoid for safe Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations
  • The MartinUAV V-Bat is a UAS technology that combines zero-footprint VTOL performance with long endurance fixed wing aerodynamic efficiency
  • This enables a UAS that can be launched and recovered with no ground equipment in under 20 minutes while also enabling long endurance missions
  • “The V-Bat is ideally suited for upcoming opportunities within the Royal Canadian Navy and CANSOFCOM. They have similar requirements for zero-footprint VTOL flexibility but also long endurance ISR missions” says Heath Niemi, Vice-President of Global Sales, MartinUAV

Overview & Comments

  • MatinUAV is currently competing in the US Army’s FTUAS tender with operational evaluations commencing soon – See ” Army announced which combat units will operationally test the FTUAS shortlisted systems” 
  • Other such partnerships in Canada, in various projects, include Qinetiq & UMS Skeldar and MDA with Aerovironment
  • In effort to advance the MQ-9B SkyGuardian General Atomics formed Team SkyGuardian which includes MDA, L3 Wescam and CAE
  • Pitching the Heron-TP team Artemis comprises of L3 MAS, IAI, CDL and Pratt & Whitney

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