MIMO Radios Integrated into Tactical UAS

By Mike Ball / 18 Apr 2020
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Swift Tactical Systems UAS

Silvus Technologies has entered into a partnership with Swift Tactical Systems to integrate Silvus’ advanced MIMO communication systems into Swift’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This agreement will allow Swift to accelerate its product roadmap and the delivery of its government contracts. The combined systems will be used for current and future commercial and advanced military missions, as well as research and development.

Swift recently won a multi-agency contract with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to provide UAS to support Bahamas Ministry of National Security, Law Enforcement, Immigration, and Customs Agencies. The program will utilize 55 short and medium-range drones to accelerate The Bahamas’ mandate to fight crime, curb drug and gun trafficking, illegal immigration, human trafficking, and poaching.

Swift also plans to use Silvus’ MIMO radios in other projects, including its High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft, which is currently under development in conjunction with NASA.

Alex Echeverria, Vice President of Swift Tactical Systems, commented: “Swift Tactical Systems is utilizing Silvus radios to support complex missions and RF requirements, enabling our suite of unmanned systems to pull C2, telemetry, and all of our sensor data for reliable, unparalleled datalink capabilities. The flexibility and adaptability of Silvus Technologies will enable us to accelerate the delivery of our UAVs for highly sensitive missions.”

Kasey Cooper, Director of Unmanned Systems for Silvus Technologies, said: “Swift is a strong, strategic partner of Silvus whose systems not only support warfighter activities, but infrastructure and surveillance support for the Bahamas. A Swift unmanned system integrated with Silvus Streamcaster will increase the situational awareness of Bahamian agencies, and the beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) structures and installations that need surveillance. We are proud to contribute to this incredibly talented Swift team.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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