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SOFINS: ​Airvada unveils inflatable UAVs

29th March 2017 - 15:19 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Souge, France


French start-up company Airvada is presenting its range of innovative DIODON inflatable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at SOFINS, near Bordeaux.

The idea which led to the DIODON family was to develop a UAV using an inflatable structure, which would allow for a lighter and much more robust aircraft than comparable products already in the market.

All DIODON aircraft feature a rigid main body with four to six inflatable 'arms', each of which has a single engine and propeller at its extremity.

The UAV is transported in a simple backpack when fully folded instead of a rigid case as its

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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