UAVOS has collaborated with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia on a new progressive flight control system for the Saker MALE UAS family.
The new technology allows the drone to fly under remote control, with no need for a ground control station at the takeoff and landing site.
The UAS can now automatically land thousands of miles away, be serviced by a runway crew, and then take off for the next mission.
It has been successfully trialed, demonstrating functions such as automated landing, taxiing on ground after landing, engine switching off and on, payload supporting, pre-takeoff taxiing and automated takeoff.
CEO and lead developer Aliaksei Stratsilatau commented: “UAVOS is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with KACST on R&D projects. Our scientific partnership has demonstrated a breakthrough operational and technological capability of the flight control system for the Saker-1B MALE UAS family.
“The full-scale tests were important to confirm the interactions between the flight control system, command & control stations and integrated payload”.