The UK Ministry of Defense has taken delivery of the latest market leading UAV technology. UAVTEK’s Bug Nano UAV brings some of the same capabilities enjoyed by larger UAV’s to the nano class. After a highly competitive tender process, UAVTEK, a UK based SME has been awarded a contract to provide UK forces with its latest world-beating Nano Drones. UAVTEK’s bid came top overall, with the best-in-class Bug Nano, beating out FLIR’s Black Hornet 3,
“We are very proud of the fact that the Bug is designed and built in the UK.” Said Howard Humphries, UAVTEK CEO “This demonstrates that the UK drone industry can produce world-class unmanned systems. We have outstanding partners, including BAE Systems and General Dynamics, who are collaborating with us to develop the best possible technology.”
The Bug Nano not only offers capabilities never before seen in this class, but is also able to punch above it’s weight. Even at under 200 grams, the Bug Nano provides an eye in the sky that can fly in strong winds, withstanding gusts of over 40 knots, and send full-motion 1080p video back from 2km away. An impressive flight-time of up to 40 minutes means extended range, and the ability to fly more that three times longer than a Black Hornet.
The core system created for the Bug is the first in a range of versatile and complimentary airframes from UAVTEK, built to go faster, weigh less, carry more, and fly longer. Their unmanned aerial vehicles range from the 200g Nano Bug, through to a large 3.5m VTOL fixed-wing. Jenna Copley, UAVTEK Chief Financial Officer said “One thing that sets us apart is that UAVtek is the only airframe-agnostic drone manufacturer in the UK; we use the same interchangeable ground-controllers, and the same operating system for every UAV in the fleet, which reduces training time and skills-fade”.
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