UAVOS partners with KACST for innovative new flight control system

Saker 1B remote operation

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.

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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”. 

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