New Zealand is one of the most promising markets for aerial drone technology. Unfortunately, it is served mostly by poorly performing multi-rotors and flying wings.


Walter Avionics identified a gap in the market for professional grade UAV platforms and scoured the globe to find UAVs that deliver exceptional performance safely and reliably. Alpha Unmanned Systems, developer of the Alpha 800, exceeds expectations, flying reliably for 3 hours and carrying payloads of up to 3kgs for 30kms.


“Our slogan is “Safety. Performance. Dependability.” Which reflects the way we operate as well as the UAVs we distribute. We have worked with Alpha Unmanned Systems for the past year now and I am over the moon with the support and equipment performance specifications. The relationship is extremely smooth and AUS is extremely flexible and responsive, which is key in this industry,” said Karl Walter, Director of Walter Avionics.


Walter Avionics started in 2017 to serve New Zealand’s commercial and industrial sectors with UAVs.


Alpha Unmanned Systems, founded in 2014 and based in Madrid, Spain, is the leading manufacturer of professional-grade, gasoline powered helicopter UAVs and advanced UAV engineering services. The Alpha team includes aeronautical engineers, electronic engineers, mechanical engineers, UAV pilots and international business professionals.


Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha, states “the UAV market in New Zealand holds enormous potential for commercial grade UAVs with long flight times and long distances ranges. Our partnership with Walter Avionics will make cutting edge commercial grade UAV technology available to the antipode of Spain!”


The New Zealand National Fieldays is New Zealand’s largest agricultural and technology expo and is the largest of its kind in the entire Southern hemisphere. Walter Avionics and Alpha Unmanned Systems will exhibit at Fieldays in the agricultural technology tent (Site CM25) with the Alpha 800 on display.


Hosted annually, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from all across the country (130,000+ in 2017) with agricultural technology being the most sought-after segment by visitors. In addition, major organizations in dairy, policing, security, surveying and other agricultural organizations are expected to attend.

Located at the Volcani Center campus in Bet-Dagan, near Tel-Aviv, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) six institutes are responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Food Sciences.

ARO also operates four research stations, in various parts of the country, and equipment. Israel’s Gene Bank For Agricultural Crops is also located on the ARO Volcani Center campus.