Sunday, February 20, 2011

Avaana to Make Unmanned Air Systems

Feb 11, 2011 Aero India Day 3

Delhi-based Avaana has signed a collaboration agreement with Italian PRO S3, for transfer of technology for its Unmanned Air Systems, branded WaveSight. It will also be looking at other systems mat a later stage.

“We have acquired the technology since we are eager to start manufacture at our facility soon,” Bimal Sareen, MD and CEO of Avaana, told ShowNews.

The transfer of technology agreement with PRO S3 will permit research and development, and the manufacture of the 40 kg (88 lb) system, including its catapult launcher, ground control station and the 6.5 kg maximum take-off weight air vehicle.

Avaana is an integration services company focused on the high growth RFID Radio Frequency Identification market. It also conducts R&D related to unmanned air systems technology including airframe, ground and mission control software, payload and mission post-processing software.

PRO S3 is also developing a quadcopter vertical take-off and landing UAS for Thales Alenia Space.

“We see the UAS being used for events monitoring, agriculture, homeland security and other civilian purposes,” said Sareen. —Neelam Mathews

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