Aero Surveillance Partners with Aero Composite Innovation to Develop Unmanned Aircraft System

By Caroline Rees / 17 Apr 2014

AS 20 Unmanned Aircraft System

Aero Surveillance has announced a new partnership with Aero Composites Innovations (ACInnov) to focus on advanced Small and Medium Tactical fixed wing surveillance solutions.

The first system coming from the collaboration is Aero Surveillance AS 20 based on ACInnov R^2 rhomboid aircraft, a highly miniaturized ARDENT sensor suite and a portable Ground Control Station. The AS 20 is a 10 Kg Max Take Off Weight capable of up to 1.5 Hour endurance and up to 220 km/h speed for missions that require high speed operations.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with ACInnov great aircraft design capabilities” says Philippe Roy, President and CEO of Aero Surveillance. “This close cooperation will allow us to offer our customers additional capabilities with a range of Unmanned Aircraft based solutions.”

“We are excited with this cooperation with Aero Surveillance who brings extensive knowledge and technology in the fields of advanced sensor suites and ground control stations” says Francois Varigas President of ACInnov. “Our company will benefit from this close collaboration.”

Aero Surveillance (AS) is focused on the integration of state-of-the-art airborne surveillance solutions and services for a range of defense and commercial applications. Aero Surveillance core expertise resides in the ARDENT Software Suite and leverages extensive experience in manned and unmanned aircraft platform and advanced mission sensor technologies to deliver open, modular architectures that can be quickly adapted to a broad range of application requirements.

Aero Composites Innovations (ACInnov) is specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned composite aircrafts from 1.5 to 8 meters wingspan. ACI’s dynamic team of experts thrives to push the traditional boundaries to create unique and innovative aircrafts.

Aero Surveillance is also actively working on integrating the ARDENT system on ACInnov’s larger and longer endurance aircraft.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact