Cassidian’s Sagitta UAV demonstration project has entered the integration phase; a flight demonstrator will be built to show advanced UAV technologies, with the first Sagitta flight scheduled for 2015, according to a Cassidian announcement.
Defense News have reported that the first wind tunnel tests have been completed on the Sagitta demonstrator, which will be a tailless flying wing with a wingspan of 12 meters, and built at a 1:4 scale.
“After two years of intense design work, the first parts of the extremely light-weight carbon fiber structure are now in production, and a dedicated system integration rig has been set up to start assembly of the individual avionic components and to perform the required hardware-in-the-loop simulations,” Cassidian said.
The Sagitta project will research several aspects of UAVs, including design, aerodynamics, flight controls, communications and data processing, aerial refueling and simulations.
Cassidian has been selected by German Armed Forces in order to upgrade their identification systems to NATOs new “Mode 5” IFF standard. Germany is taking the pioneering role in the modernisation of all NATO identification systems, whose task is to differentiate between friendly and enemy aircraft and thus to reduce the risk of friendly fire
The Austrian Ministry of Defence has ordered 6 Tracker mini unmanned air systems (18 aircraft) from Survey Copter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cassidian SAS. After evaluation of the mini-UAS operation in accordance with the Austrian Armed Forces capability development plan, a further procurement of mini-UAS is intended between 2016 and 2017
Cassidian has developed a unique flexible airborne ground surveillance radar, which can be deployed on a variety of manned and unmanned platforms for the detection of ground and sea targets, the company announced today. As part of a major flight test series carried out from the German air base in Hohn, Cassidians “SmartRadar” showed record detection performance, now including various operating modes for maritime surveillance
Eurocopter has certified the MilOWS (Military Obstacle Warning System) for the NH90 military transport helicopter. The system was developed and built by Cassidian and is of the Sferion SferiSense range
Cassidian will demonstrate its innovation breakthroughs, new programs and projects at the 50th Paris Air Show next week, the company announced. Cassidian will present its TANAN 300 new-generation compact VTOL Tactical UAS (Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial System) for maritime and land missions
Cassidian recently proved the capabilities of its newly developed SPEXER 1000 security radar in a series of large-scale field trials, employing realistic scenarios. The company announced that in the course of demanding tests conducted in Africa and South-East Asia the radar demonstrated exceptional detection capabilities under the toughest conditions – coastal situations, difficult terrain and poor weather
Cassidians TRS-4D naval radar for the German Navy F125 class frigates has been successfully demonstrated its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities. The tests were conducted over several weeks
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