UAVOS, in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), are working on scientific research and development of a Flight Control System (FCS).
The FCS is designed to fit and leverage multi-mission, multi-domain UAV platforms.
Both companies detailed how the experience and knowledge the R&D partners have shared, resulted in the creation of a Saker-1B Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS.
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 1000 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.
UAVOS CEO and lead developer, Aliaksei Stratsilatau, said: “We’re excited to work with KACST, a world-class organization in science and technology, fostering innovation and promoting a knowledge-based society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Adding: “Our ultimate goal of the scientific research and development partnership is to make UAV technologies, which can turn vision into the UAV of tomorrow. For 10 years in partnering with KACST, we hold to a singular and enduring mission: to make breakthrough technologies for the unmanned system industry.”