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US-D1 Radar Altimeter Achieves Major Production Milestone

Trusted leader in radar sensing solutions Ainstein has celebrated the wide-scale international adoption of the US-D1 Radar Altimeter with a price reduction following the delivery of the 20,000th unit By Sarah Simpson / 30 Apr 2024
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Leading developer of radar sensing technologies Ainstein has achieved a major production milestone with the delivery of the 20,000th US-D1 radar altimeter unit.

US-D1 Radar Altimeter Achieves Major Production Milestone

Commercialized in 2017 and deployed in over 40 countries, the US-D1 is the gold standard in short-range radar altimeters providing reliable precision altitude measurements regardless of weather, lighting, or environmental conditions.

Ainstein is celebrating this milestone with a price reduction, since the volume achieved has enabled the company to collaborate with industry supply chain partners to scale operations and reduce overall component costs. This reduction will be passed on to customers effective from April 22nd, adjusting the price of the US-D1 to $499 per unit, down from $599.

This decision to reduce the price of the US-D1 stems from a deep-seated desire to ensure that every customer can access cutting-edge radar technology, regardless of changing economic conditions.

We are excited to share this value forward with our customers. Each unit will continue to embody the same quality, reliability, and precision that our customers have come to expect.” expressed Maggie Williams, Ainstein’s Chief Strategy Officer.

By sharing cost savings with customers, Ainstein aims to foster long-term partnerships and mutual success. “We believe that by empowering our customers with affordable access to our cutting-edge radar technology, we can contribute to their growth and prosperity,” added Williams. “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and their satisfaction remains our top priority.

The US-D1 radar altimeter is a small and lightweight device that is ideally suited to drones. Its plug-and-play functionality makes it easy to use without needing calibration. It accurately measures altitude up to 50 meters, ensuring dependable performance regardless of weather conditions or time of day/night.

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