Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct 09, 2018 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) — Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (cse:UAV) YRLLF, +23.97% (YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”), a diversified, vertically integrated drone technology company, is pleased to announce that Global UAV and Planck Aerosystems Inc. (“Planck”) have successfully performed a fully autonomous landing and takeoff from a moving off-road vehicle with one of Global UAV’s research and development UAV’s from NOVAerial Robotics Inc.
The precision landing and takeoffs are made possible by the integration of precision flight control software technology from Planck. The software will enable the Procyon 800E UAV to autonomously take off and land from moving vehicles and marine vessels of various sizes. The specialized landing and takeoff ability, a first for a single rotor helicopter platform of this type, provides real-world helicopter surveillance and response capability to a large market of small vehicle and small vessel users including Coast Guards, border patrol, disaster response, environmental monitoring and search and rescue operations. The Procyon 800E is well suited for takeoff and landings from moving vehicles and maritime vessels due to its high speed, high wind tolerance, superior payload capacity and endurance compared to multicopter UAV’s.
“The integration of Planck Aerosystems’ technology will help position our UAV products as the best in class for fully automated landing and takeoff operations from moving ships and vehicles. The market opportunities for drones that can operate from small ships and vehicles are large and currently underserved. They include public safety and security, government and industrial applications,” stated Michael Burns, CEO, Global UAV Technologies Ltd.
“The Global UAV Procyon is a powerful platform for a variety of use-cases on its own, but with the integration of Planck’s autonomy software, it has become a game-changing asset for operators in the off-road and offshore environment. Global UAV continues to push the envelope of single-rotor UAV technology, and we’re glad to be a part of that effort here at Planck,” said Josh Wells, CEO, Planck Aerosystems, Inc.