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Faun Trackway develops new UAV landing mat

10th October 2011 - 10:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Faun Trackway USA today announced the development of a new Aircraft Landing Mat (ALM) technology specifically designed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use.

After launching in July 2011, FAUN's temporary roadway and landing mat technology has completed a successful testing and demonstration period.

"FAUN's technology allows for mobility in any environment, and unmanned operations require flexibility to land in various climates and terrains," said Faun Trackway USA CEO J. Alun Jones. "The new UAV landing mat will enhance the company's range of support for the US Armed Forces."

Describing the UAV landing mat's use for US military purposes, Jones said that "Unmanned aircraft have become a critical element in reconnaissance, surveillance and combat activities, and FAUN is confident the US will be able to employ this new solution to strengthen its defense infrastructure."

Faun Trackway USA continues to work with the US government to test temporary roadway and landing mat solutions. FAUN's Heavy Ground Mobility Solution, a rugged temporary roadway, was tested by the US Navy's Construction Battalions in August. Testing for the Aircraft Landing Mat continues in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the US Army's Engineering Research and Development Center.

Mike Holdcraft, Vice President of Business Development at Faun Trackway USA said, "Continuously improving our technology is vital. Testing and innovation is at the heart of FAUN's design and development process. We are proud to provide tailor-made technology to our customers, and FAUN's approach ensures all of our products, including the UAV landing mat, are built to meet the specific demands and requirements of the United States military."

After successfully demonstrating its core competencies, Faun Trackway USA remains committed to manufacturing its technology in the United States. "Whatever we sell here will be manufactured here," Jones stated.

Faun Trackway USA will be exhibiting at the Association of the United States Army Conference (AUSA) in Washington, D.C. October 10-12, 2011, booth 8149.

Source: Faun Trackway



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