UAV Corp of Port St. Joe-Wewahitchka, Florida, has announced that the new Lighter Than Air Detachable Drone “LTATDD SA-70” is nearing completion, with avionics setup finishing up and subsystem integration nearing completion before flight.
Skyborne Technology, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of UAV Corp, has crafted, developed, and is now manufacturing technological innovations for emergency relief, communication systems, agriculture evaluation, public security, defense and other functional areas for domestic and international customers over the past 3 years.
The LTATDD SA-70 semi-rigid structure includes a helium-filled, lighter-than-air (LTA) drone, fixed site mooring and tether control mechanisms, as well as the LTA Drone, which is exceptional in that it enables command-and-control manpower to release the tether and launch the drone as a remotely operated autonomous airship.
The flight deck and housing for up to two unmanned drones for in-flight launch will be included in the LTATDD SA-70’s modular pod (APOD) system. The Triumph Fund-Gulf/Coast State College Program will use its first LTATDD SA-70 towards FEMA Disaster Relief activities in the state of Florida.
Following Hurricane Michael, researchers conducted market research and continued to consult with government organizations such as Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, Naval Warfare Center, FEMA, the Air Force and others, resulting in more enhanced designs for the LTATDD SA-70-12.
All rigid structures, outer/inner envelopes, updated UAS drone decks, and an avionics suite for manned and unmanned operations has been re-engineered throughout the construction of the LATDD SA-70.
The LTA Drone’s weight could be reduced thanks to hard structure CAD designs that can be translated from aircraft aluminum to composites, permitting for more surveillance and telecommunications equipment in the future. The avionics suite is cutting-edge equipment that allows for remotely piloted activities.
The company chose to invest in advanced technologies to be ahead of the curve for a total aerial communication system at an affordable cost.
Michael Lawson, CEO, UAV Corp.
The proposed infrastructure modifications to UAV Corp’s Costin Airport will provide the firm with a well-equipped operational base, from where the LTATDD’s proposed test flights can be conducted.
I am pleased to report that the Gulf County Commission unanimously approved a motion to go out for construction bids to provide the $1,034,000 in infrastructure support to develop UAV Corp’s Skyborne hangar and operations facility in Port St. Joe Florida. The scope of work includes paving Cessna Drive and provision of water, sewer, and electricity.
Jim McKnight, Executive Director, Economic Development Coalition, Gulf County
“We are excited by the possibilities and look forward to assisting UAV Corp in making this facility a reality,” McKnight added.
With UAV Corp (UMAV) uniquely positioned and listed as a top 10 drone stock for 2022 as reported in the U.S. News & World Report on 12/06/2021. We continue to show that we are building technology to benefit commercial, military, and humanitarian opportunities. We believe that focusing our business directive on these markets will provide future growth and continue to add value for our shareholders.
Billy Robinson, Chairman, UAV Corp.
“We will continue to update on our progress with real time information and live feeds of test flights through our website at www.uavcorp.net and $UMAV@UAV Corp on Twitter,” stated,” Robinson concluded.