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Cannon Dynamics Acquires TASUMA

The TASUMA (Target and Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft Ltd) division of Cannon will be focused on innovative special projects enabling the experienced design and build team to support customers requiring customised UAV solutions By Sarah Simpson / 27 Feb 2024
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Specialist developer of state-of-the-art long-distance drones and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) Cannon Dynamics, has acquired TASUMA (Target and Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft), one of the leading UAS development and production companies in the U.K.

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With a considerable pedigree in the unmanned sector, TASUMA Ltd has been a behind-the-scenes world leader for almost forty years in the design and development of uncrewed aircraft and systems, both small and large.

With a blue chip global customer base, including a high percentage of European and US defence prime contractors, TASUMA has designed and produced many well-known UAV platforms inflight today, under various guises and brands, around the world.

Focused on disruptive future concepts

Specialising in four key sectors: Surveillance Aircraft, Target Drones, Advanced Concept Futuristic Versions, and Aircraft Launchers, TASUMA brings a wealth of experience and success, across all facets of uncrewed technology, having designed, produced and flown over forty prototypes, including technically exotic specifications with highly advanced performance.

At the forefront of UAV launch systems and integration

TASUMA also has vast experience in the development and production of UAV launch systems, including large and small launchers, aircraft-specific support cradles and highly critical UAV strengthening, to withstand the high “G” launch forces, which can otherwise be highly destructive to airframes.

Having supplied significant numbers of launch systems to the aerospace and defense sectors worldwide, the Cannon-Tasuma team offer significant knowledge and experience across this technology. The TASUMA team joining the Cannon group, adds further knowledge and expertise to an already extensive Cannon capability and the impressive Cannon uncrewed systems range.

Cannon Special Projects Division

The TASUMA division of Cannon now acts as the innovative Cannon Special Projects facility. The highly experienced design and build team will support projects where customers demand new customised UAV systems, requiring a high-level innovation.

Alongside standard UAV platforms and advanced concept and future flight projects, CANNON-TASUMA projects will include unmanned surveillance aircraft, target drones, and UAV launchers.

The production of Cannon Dynamics’s existing cutting-edge UAV platforms will continue, including the core UAVs developed for cargo, heavy lift, and specialist sensor applications the DAGGER, and SWORD.

Extensive Technical Resources

The advanced technology and engineering resources of Cannon, which include multiple 3D CAD engineers, CAD-CAM, MRP2 systems, electronics and system integration teams, testing laboratories, professional production engineering, project management experience and multiple quality certifications, will combine well with the expanded ongoing capability.

This is underpinned by over forty-five years of global technological leadership, recognised with thirty international awards and extensive certifications in supportive functions.

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