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2 décembre 2014 2 02 /12 /décembre /2014 08:50
Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

 

December 2nd, 2014 defencetalk.com

 

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015.

 

Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated that the flights, which will employ CybAero’s APID helicopter systems, are to be conducted by the Swedish Armed Forces over Swedish waters in Q3, 2015. The purpose of the flights is to test the strategic and tactical benefits of these systems onboard Swedish Navy vessels.

 

“We are, of course, very proud to have been selected, and this is a testament to the high level of confidence FMV has placed in us,” says Mikael Hult, CEO of CybAero.

 

One of the most important applications of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) is within maritime applications, and in recent years, CybAero has worked hard to establish its systems in this segment. CybAero will soon make its first deliveries to China Customs, which is the company’s first end client within maritime applications.

 

“Now that we have been chosen by FMV to conduct the test and demonstration flights, we have a great opportunity to put our systems on display, and this will serve as a good reference point for potential clients in Sweden and abroad,” says Mikael Hult.

 

CybAero develops and manufactures Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and associated sensor systems for safer and more cost-effective operations in hazardous environments. The company has made a great international impact with its APID 60 helicopter, which can be adapted to coastal and border surveillance, search and rescue missions, and mapping.

 

CybAero’s head office is in the Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden. The company has more than 40 employees and has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX First North since 2007. Remium Nordic AB is the company’s certified adviser.

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2 avril 2014 3 02 /04 /avril /2014 07:35
Sweden Sells UAVs to China

 

4/3/2014 IsraelDefense

 

The Swedish CybAero will sell unmanned helicopters to China, in an order estimated at $7.5 million. The helicopters is destined to be operated from ships by the Chinese costumer

 

CybAero, a vertical lift UAV developer, said the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls approved export permits for a $7.5 million order a Chinese customer placed for its APID 60 unmanned helicopter, the company’s largest order, as published on ainonline website.

The approval of the transaction seems puzzling given the fact that similar transactions by Israeli manufacturers were vetoed by the US.

In a press release, CybAero said the end user will operate the APID60 from ships. The company will begin deliveries later this year.

“We are extremely excited about the confidence we received from the customer. This is our biggest-ever order and proof that we are an interesting provider in a geographic market that is rapidly growing in use and needs of our system,” said Mikael Hult, CybAero CEO

CybAero, based in Linköping, Sweden, was formed in 2003 from a research collaboration between Linköping University and the Swedish Defense Research Agency dating to 1992. The company became profitable in 2010.

The APID 60 is the successor to CyAero’s earlier APID 55, which the company developed with funding and technical assistance from Saab Aerosystems. In 2004, CybAero signed its first major contract to supply seven APID 55 systems to the UAE armed forces.

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