Twenty-five navies, eight NATO entities and more than thirty companies and universities are currently involved in Robotic Experimentation Prototyping Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems Exercise 2023 (REPMUS 23), held off the coast of Portugal until 29 September.
JetLease, UAVOS team up for Albatross-2.2
JetLease has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UAVOS to further develop the Albatross-2.2, a fixed-wing optionally manned aircraft based on the Pipistrel Sinus light aircraft.
The solution has been designed for multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, and cargo operations.
The Sinus aircraft will be modernised as part of the project. The aircraft will be integrated with UAVOS' automatic control system, its wings will be modified to carry suspensions for payload and electrical circuitry will be rearranged. The two companies will then conduct an analysis of the aircraft's structural strength and finalise the operational documentation.
The Albatross is capable of autonomous take-off, en-route flight and landing, has a payload capacity of 350kg and a range of 5,000km.
The first converted aircraft in fully automatic mode will be tested later in 2018 in the US.
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