Alpha Unmanned Systems has announced that its Alpha 900 and Alpha 800 helicopter UAVs are fully integrated with the FlightOps multi-UAV flight management system.
End-user customers will reduce costs, execute multiplatform UAV missions and ensure regulatory compliance better than ever. With the integration of the Alpha helicopters and other UAV platforms into the FlightOps platform, operators have greater control over more complex missions in real time. Both companies have just completed a successful Proof of Concept. The Alpha UAVs combined with the FlightOps system were proven to be scalable and adaptable.
FlightOps integration is key for Alpha’s customers as it will allow them to help “future-proof” their investments. The FlightOps management software enables multi-UAV flights from multiple manufacturers, more easily than ever. The ability to mix and match best-of-breed platforms according to mission requirements will be essential going forward. This enables using the right UAV for every task independently of the manufacturer while controlling them in an integrated manner.
Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha Unmanned Systems, states, “Alpha is proud to support FlightOps and confident that Alpha’s fuel-powered helicopters, which fly in more than eight countries worldwide currently, will be important elements in many missions when long endurance and heavier payload capacity are key for mission success.”
Shay Levy, CEO of FlightOps, states, “FlightOps gives operators full visibility and control of all systems being flown. Regulatory compliance is essential and FlightOps makes this very simple. Alpha’s helicopters will be an important part of the UAV ecosystem and we are pleased to make their functionality part of bigger and more complex environments.”