Swedish firm CybAero has now been qualified as one of the few final candidates for tendering in Thai government's public procurement of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) -based surveillance for the country’s Coast Guard.
CybAeros solution based on APID One and M.O.C. (Mobile Combined Hangar and Management Center) is the only helicopter system in the procurement, and thus differs from other candidates offering RPAS based solutions based on fixed wing.
The offer value is in the order of 30 MSEK and the coast guard plans to receive deliveries in 2019. The deadline for the procurement is 5 June with an expected decision during this summer.
“We are experiencing increased interest in the autonomous helicopter market in the APID segment (payload 50 Kg). An establishment in Thailand would provide a natural platform in Asia for future assignments and sales,” says CybAero CEO Tommy Magnusson.
The tender relates to CybAero's existing APID One system which meets the customer's requirements in the procurement. A deal is conditional on export authorization from the Inspectorate of Strategic Products.
The APID One unmanned helicopter, powered by a Wankel engine, has a maximum takeoff weight ranging from 397 pounds to 485 pounds depending on its configuration. It can fly up to six hours, and from 31 miles to 124 miles (50 km to 200 km), depending on the mission.
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