CybAero, June 03, 2015 - CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopter systems, received an order in January 2014 for three systems to China Customs.
The systems will be based on three new ships and used for applications such as customs control, port management and anti-smuggling operations.
CybAero completed the tests and trials for the first system which will be supplied to China Customs for operational use from the 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. This also includes ground control stations, landing systems supporting the capability of the helicopters to automatically take off and land on ships. This unique capability makes the system state of the art. 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.