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AUVSI 2018: Second-gen HAPS could secure com networks

4th May 2018 - 13:23 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Denver

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Discussions taking place between unmanned systems manufacturer UAVOS and a number of unnamed third-parties could see a proof of concept demonstration for secure communication networks take place in the coming weeks.

Using two of its second-generation HAPS platforms – derived from the legacy Apus but featuring three-times the payload capacity thanks to the addition of an extra wing – it would be possible to create a secure network without relying on satellite communications.

The platform, properly configured, could also act as a high-altitude C2 platform for a number of unmanned systems operating far below its approximate flight ceiling of 80,000ft.

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