Vertical take-off UAVs into service in Canadian Coast Guard

OTTAWA, (BM) – Drones with vertical take-off are entering the service of the Canadian Coast Guard, has learned. The information became clear on February 12, after Kongsberg Geospatial published a press release on its website.

Vertical take-off UAVs into service in Canadian Coast Guard
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The new vertical drones will have the main task of monitoring other drones off the Canadian coast. The chosen model from the Canadians is Martin UAV V-BAT. This unmanned aerial vehicle’s vertical take-off allows it to be mobile is too small a landing and take-off area. Martin UAV V-BAT is equipping with dozens of sensors.

Martin UAV V-BAT will communicate and provide data to the MIDAS system, which is also the work of Kongsberg Geospatial. Canadian Coast Guard ships are equipped with this software and will have access to a set of data and video exchange in real-time.

More about Martin UAV V-BAT

As mentioned above, the Martin UAV V-BAT is a vertical take-off and landing drone (VTOL). This drone has a fixed-wing. The fixed-wing does allow integrating the drone into small spaces, both on water and on land.

Martin UAV V-BAT provides hundreds of data per second to the operator’s software that controls its movement. This data is providing to the operator both as an archive and in real-time.

Combining the Martin UAV V-BAT and the Kongsberg MIDAS sensor data management system will allow coast guard ships to significantly expand their surveillance scope for search and rescue missions and monitor icebergs’ movement without the need for human-crewed aircraft.


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