Aerosonde SUAS achieves milestone with Volz Servos
Textron Systems’ Aerosonde Mk4.7 small UAS has achieved over 200,000 flight hours using Volz Servos’ DA 15-N actuators, it was announced on 20 September.
Textron Systems has been using the actuators on the Aerosonde UAS since 2010, supporting US Department of Defense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services contracts.
The DA 15-N servo actuates the air vehicle's flight control surfaces and engine throttle.
Measuring 15mm in width, the DA-15 ‘micro-actuator’ has been designed for use in harsh environments and for safety critical applications that require an actuator with high endurance.
Phillipp Volz, CEO at Volz Servos, said: ‘Textron Systems' Aerosonde SUAS success and significant in-theatre-flight-time is a great programme to prove the reliability of our servos. Textron Systems' utilisation of the DA 15-N servo is a significant contributor to the Aerosonde system's best-in-class reliability and operational availability.’
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