China Customs to Become World’s First Such Agency to Use Remotely Operated Helicopters

  • Our Bureau
  • 07:05 PM, June 3, 2015
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CybAero which designs and manufactures remotely operated choppers as completed tests of its remotely piloted helicopter systems to be supplied to China Customs for use from its new ships.

The tests were performed with the Chinese shipyard that builds the ships for the end user. The main component of the system is CybAero’s APID 60 autonomous helicopter with the extended capability to automatically operate from ships.

Included in the deal is ground control stations, landing systems supporting the capability of the helicopters to automatically take off and land on ships.

China Customs will be the first client in the world to adopt this unique functionality. The system gives them the ability to efficiently and automatically survey very large areas, making China Customs pioneers.

The tests were successfully performed in Sweden according to plan. However, a few of the tests are not allowed to be performed on site in Sweden, but will be performed on site in China instead.

The first system will now be shipped to the client where final integration with the ship and additional final tests will be performed. The remaining two systems will be shipped shortly afterward.

“We are very proud to have been selected by the client to supply this new system. It is state of the art technology that the client will be able to implement quickly. We have reached an important milestone in the project and are looking forward to the remaining integration and system delivery,” says Mikael Hult, CEO of CybAero.

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