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UAV Helicopter Alpha Unmanned Systems

Alpha Unmanned Systems, a leading Spanish designer and manufacturer of remotely piloted gasoline-powered UAV helicopters, has been selected to participate in Inmarsat´s UAV Pop-up lab; a unique innovation programme exploring the value of satcoms in the commercial UAV sector. Along-side six other UAV companies, Alpha Unmanned Systems will execute a range of missions using Inmarsat´s world leading, global satellite network, enabling Beyond Line of Sight operations and global resilient command and control capability for safer and more efficient flight operations.

As part of the Pop-up Lab, Alpha Unmanned Systems will integrate the Inmarsat connectivity services using the Cobham AVIATOR UAV 200 terminal onto its Alpha 800. The Alpha 800 is a tactical gasoline powered helicopter UAV that provides 3 hours of continuous flight with a 3 kg payload. It is equipped with the lightest and strongest airframe in its class and a military-grade autopilot with high precision GPS and sensors. The Alpha 800 was originally conceived for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and is now also used for many other services, including delivery of urgently needed supplies.

Using this equipment and services, Alpha will execute a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mission to deliver urgent medical supplies in a limited/no radio-frequency coverage area. The mission will utilize Inmarsat satcoms to enable long-range control and real-time video streaming from the Alpha 800 tactical helicopter UAV, aiding the precision delivery of sensitive cargo such as medical supplies. The 3-hour flight time of the Alpha 800 means that a very large area can be covered, and its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities allow for very precise control during missions.

Inmarsat´s satellite technology brings tremendous benefits for UAV missions in remote areas with poor terrestrial network coverage or rough terrains where radio line-of-sight is hard to achieve. Utilizing Inmarsat’s global L-band network, the Alpha 800 will be easily deployed to execute missions anywhere in the globe, ideal for humanitarian agencies and governments with a need for precision delivery of sensitive, time-critical cargo in remote areas.

Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha Unmanned Systems said “Inmarsat´s satcom solution is great news for Alpha and our clients. Pilots can now execute longer missions, and in even more difficult terrain, while they themselves can be far from the Alpha 800 and its flight path.”

Jordan Picard, Digital Incubation Lead at Inmarsat, assured “We are delighted to work with companies such as Alpha Unmanned Systems to push the boundaries of innovation in the commercial UAV sector. We are especially interested in the Alpha 800 as a platform to deliver medical supplies in remote environments given its unique VTOL capability and now, its longer flight range enabled by satellite.”

Trial outcomes will be presented at a showcase event on May 30 2019 at Inmarsat’s headquarters. For more information about the Pop-up Lab, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com/UAVLab

Alpha Unmanned Systems (alphaunmannedsystems.com) announced today that it has selected Robotic Skies, Inc. (roboticskies.com) to develop and implement a global support plan for its current and future commercial UAVs, currently featuring the Alpha 800 unmanned helicopter.  Robotic Skies will provide a warranty program and field support management for Alpha Unmanned customers through its network of worldwide service centers.

Alpha Unmanned Systems designs and manufactures remotely piloted gasoline-powered helicopters for reconnaissance, surveillance and inspections. Founded in 2014 and based in Madrid, Spain, Alpha Unmanned customers include private industry, researchers, military and first responders in Asia, Middle East and Europe. The company’s flagship product, the Alpha 800, has over three hours of flight endurance, a payload capacity of 3 Kg and a range of up to 30 Km.

“Partnering with Robotic Skies will allow Alpha to greatly expand our customer base to nearly every geographic region of the world,” said Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha Unmanned Systems. “We can now provide local maintenance, repair and field upgrades with the same attention and quality that we deliver from our HQ in Madrid. This global partnership for support services will ensure that our customers’ systems are always running well, with minimum downtime.”

Robotic Skies is the world’s largest provider of turnkey warranty program management, assembly/completion, and field repair services for industrial-grade unmanned aircraft. With a network of 150 independently owned and operated service centers throughout the world in over 30 countries, its customers include high-performance multi-rotor, hybrid, fixed-wing, and optionally manned platform manufacturers, as well large commercial enterprises and outsourced fleet-services providers.

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Alpha Unmanned Systems Selects Robotic Skies for Global Support

The Spanish UAV manufacturer, Alpha Unmanned Systems will present the Alpha 800, gasoline-powered helicopter UAV, at NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise in Trondheim, Norway.

From October 25th to November 7th, a live field exercise will take place, spanning air, sea and land areas of Norway. 45,000 participants from 31 nations will be deployed for the event. During the exercise Alpha will take part in the Enhanced Logistical Base demonstration, where leading players will show the future of military logistics.

Alpha Unmanned Systems will exhibit its Alpha 800 helicopter UAV. The Alpha 800 is a tactical 14 kg gasoline powered helicopter that provides 2.5 hours of continuous flight with a 3 kg payload and 30 km of operating range. It is equipped with the lightest and strongest airframe in its class and a military-grade autopilot with high precision GPS and sensors. It is well suited for surveillance and for the delivery of urgently needed supplies.

The Trident Juncture 2018 is an excellent event to carry out complex air operations, and it’s a great chance to highlight the Alpha 800, a reliable UAV platform “Made in Spain” and designed for hard work in challenging and complex environments

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Alpha 800 at the Trident Juncture 18

Alpha Unmanned Systems participó como expositor en UNVEX ECO-AGRO e hizo una demostración de vuelo Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) con el Alpha 800 UAV Helicóptero en el centro ATLAS.

Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS) is pleased to announce our participation in this agricultural event. In which AUS will conduct public flight demonstrations Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in the Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Systems (ATLAS) in Jaén.

The ALPHA 800 UAV Helicopter debuts in Indonesia with a very successful demo.

Alpha sent an engineer and a pilot to support our local partner with client demo flights.

After several months of hard work we have delivered eight new Alpha 800 UAV Helicopters to Sky Sapience. Each Alpha 800 has an integrated gimbal-free, software only, stabilized video camera by Sightec.

Alpha’s team executed another successful demonstration in Madrid of the Alpha 800 UAV Helicopter for a new potential North African client. The Alpha 800 is being studied to use for police support. The flights were realized with the gamepad, a simple user-friendly way to fly the Alpha 800.

ATLAS Flight Test Center, Jaen, Spain, July 2017

In a region most known for endless kilometers of olive trees, UAV technology took a big step forward this June. Working together in the advanced ATLAS Flight Test Center, three industry leaders, Alpha Unmanned Systems, Sky Sapience and only with software a real-time video with extraordinary precision.