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CASA Unmanned Operating Certificate Number UOC.051

CASA approved Multi-Use Listed Aviation Safety Contractor and Consultant Number 06/829-26


Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd provide Consulting and Training Services in the area of unmanned aerial, maritime and land systems.  We provide a turn-key consulting, equipment and training solution for those seeking to enter the Unmanned Systems market.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Unmanned Systems Australia capitalizes on over 22 years experience in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems across a variety of fields.

The staff at Unmanned Systems Australia has extensive experience working with Government Agencies and are keen to help your business capitalise on the significant increase in the number and type of unmanned systems that are entering the market place.  We provide an objective view of the best solution for your needs and then assist you in developing and delivering that capability.

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 Vienna / Den Helder, 09 February 2016 – Schiebel and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the Netherlands Coastguard and the Royal Netherlands Air Force conducted a series of successful flights with a newly developed airborne Detect and Avoid System at the airport of Den Helder in December 2015. The AIRICA (ATM Innovative RPAS Integration for Coastguard Applications) project marks a major step forward in the process of safe integration of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) into all classes of airspace.

S100 CAMCOPTER Detect and Avoid
During a special demonstration held at De Kooy Airfield in Den Helder, Schiebel provided it´s unmanned helicopter, the CAMCOPTER® S-100, onto which the NLR developed AirScout Detect and Avoid System was installed. The Netherlands Coastguard provided a Dornier Do-228 as “intruder” and the Royal Netherlands Air Force contributed with an Alouette helicopter as “intruder”, and provided the Air Traffic Control services.

Several scenarios were successfully executed where the CAMCOPTER® S-100 “unexpectedly” encountered an intruder aircraft. The system then determined in real time the corrective action to ensure the necessary separation from the intruder aircraft. The AIRICA project is funded through the European SESAR programme (part of the Single European Sky initiative) and the key focus – integration of an RPAS into the airspace for Netherlands Coast Guard´s applications – was effectively demonstrated during the flights.

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Vienna / Nowra, 16 June 2015 – Schiebel´s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has in a series of flights between 2 and 12 June 2015 successfully demonstrated its multi- sensor capability to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and other Australian Government Departments.

The demanding trials took place near Nowra, on the South East Coast of Australia, and encompassed multiple scenarios, performed during both the day and night. The primary goal was to provide RAN with a comprehensive understanding of how an advanced rotary wing UAS could be effectively used to support maritime and littoral Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) tasks. The three key mission payloads; the Finmeccanica - Selex ES SAGE ESM and PicoSAR radar and the L-3 Wescam MX-10 were operated in realistic maritime security scenarios
in the littoral and open ocean.

CAMCOPTER S100 in Australia

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Precision Hawk Partnership with FAA Announced

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PrecisionHawk will work with the FAA to develop aircraft standards and operational procedures for extended line-of-sight to identify a pathway for safe integration of drones into the National Airspace System

Raleigh, NC — PrecisionHawk has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance the research around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) across rural areas. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the partnership this morning at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference in Atlanta.  

In parallel with the work in the USA and the FAA, Unmanned Systems Australia will be working with Precision Hawk and CASA in Australia to undertake trials for the LATAS system as well as expand the use of Agricultural UAS Beyond the line of sight of current operations.  Lesson learnt from the recent Precision Hawk partnership with NASA will help in the development of a UAS Flight Management System not only for the USA but also Australia and other parts of the world.

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Agreement with Precision Hawk Announced


Unmanned Systems Australia has recently signed an agreement with Precision Hawk to jointly trial and develop the LATAS - Low Altitude Tracking and Avoidance System.  LATAS is seen as an essential requirement for all small UAS operating to ensure safety with other manned and unmanned aircraft.  LATAS will provide an air traffic management capability as well as a sense and avoid capability without the need for specialist sensors or significant investment by the user. Unmanned Systems Australia will work with Precision Hawk in Australia and the region to trial and develop the LATAS for wide spread employment in the coming years.

As part the agreement with Precision Hawk, Unmanned Systems Australia will also be marketing the Lancaster Small UAS.  This UAS is a highly automated, easy to operate, handheld fixed wing UAS able to carry a variety of payloads including a 14Mp colour camera, IR camera, LIDAR, Hyper-spectral and Multi-spectral cameras.  All cameras are hot-swappable in the field and data processing is conducted in the cloud to reduce operator workload and training levels.  Unmanned Systems Australia looks forward to the conduct of field trials in the coming month with LATAS.

Work on Google [x] Project Wing Announced

Unmanned Systems Australia announces that is has been working with a Google [X] team under Project Wing for over 10 months on the development of their aerial delivery system.  For more information see here.

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French Navy Integrates Schiebel S100 CAMCOPTER into Naval Combat Management System

Following sea trials on board the L’Adroit Gowind-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, the DGA, the French Navy and DCNS validated all functional blocks between DCNS’s Polaris combat system and the S100 Camcopter VTOL UAV developed by Schiebel of Austria. Based on the results of the trials, the DGA has issued DCNS with a permit to fly for the S100 Camcopter S100.

S100 landing on the flight deck of the French OPV L’Adroite. The small unmanned rotorcraft performed over 200 landings on the vessel during the first sea trials phase conducted in the summer of 2013. Photo: French Navy. The Camcopter mission chief operates the S100 payload from the bridge of the OPV L’adroit. PHOTO: French Navy

Launching and recovering a UAV from a warship presents many complex challenges. The successful physical and functional integration of a tactical VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV on board a surface combatant by DCNS, with no impact on flight safety, represents a major breakthrough for naval air forces. For these tests, L’Adroit’s single mast architecture, spacious flight deck, and helicopter hangar provided a great benefit.

Following the tests on board the L’Adroit the French Navy plans to further test SERVAL on board the La Fayette. Operation from a frigate would be much more challenging, as the physical integration such as antenna positioning, data link integration, and space provisions for operational crew, maintenance and support are more limited. The functional integration of data from the drone in the combat system becomes imperative.

The tests were designed to evaluate the performance of the DIOD-A module, developed by DCNS and integrated on this occasion with the Polaris combat system, for managing UAV payload data (from electro-optical sensors in this case) in real time. A further aim was to demonstrate that the interface between the UAS and the ship’s combat system has no impact on flight safety.

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CASA Approved Operating Certificate for UAV operations

Unmanned Systems Australia is proud to announce their approval for operations of VTOL UAV systems up to 20 kg in Australia.  CASA has approved the application for Unmanned Systems Australia under license number 1-11LN0P-01. Mr Phil Swinsburg, the Managing Director of Unmanned Systems Australia, says "We know that the UAV industry will continue to expand and there are a lot of new projects that we continue to be involved in. The approval for UAV operations in Australia will allow the company to meet the expanding demands for our clients.  We will continue to expand the types of UAV system that we are able to operate in the future and we also look forward to expanding our Drone partnership program".


Unmanned Systems Australia accepted by CASA as Aviation Safety Consultant

Unmanned Systems Australia is proud to announce that CASA’s has recently accepted Unmanned Systems Australia onto their Multi Use List for Aviation Safety Contractors and Consultants.  This will allow Unmanned Systems Australia to supply services as requested by CASA, with a speciality focus on Unmanned Systems.

The number of applications for Unmanned Operators Certificates continues to grow rapidly in Australia.  Helping CASA keep up with this supply and demand issue as well as ensuring safety compliance during the execution of Unmanned flight operations is a high priority.

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Unmanned Systems Australia accepted into RPDE Program

Unmanned Systems Australia has recently been accepted into the Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation (RPDE) Program as an Associate Participant within the Australian Department of Defence. The evaluation process to gain entry to the program was through an industry wide tendering process.  Unmanned Systems Australia was successful at their first attempt, offering expertise in the development of unmanned systems, ISR related services and robotics Research and Development.

Unmanned Systems Australia announces agency agreement with Schiebel to market the S-100 CAMCOPTER

Unmanned Systems Australia has agreed to market the Schiebel S-100 CAMCOPTER, a Vertical Take off and Landing UAS in Australia and the region.  The S-100 CAMCOPTER has an endurance of up to 10 hours and a range of over 180km, providing a real-time video surveillance capability.  The Aircraft can be fitted with a number of different sensors options making it suitable not only for observation and surveillance, but also for communication relay, mobile phone towersupplementation, and support to immediate disaster relief.  The Aircraft employs an automatic take-off and landing procedures and is in service with a number for countries overseas. Unmanned Systems Australia will be marketing this to the civil and commercial sectors, where the applications for this type of economicalinformation collection is vast. Potential markets include Mining exploration and asset protection, Agricultural monitoring, Coastal Surveillance, Scientific Research, Search and Rescue, Disaster Management, Fire monitoring, Policing and many others.  For more information about the Schiebel S-100 click here.


Unmanned Systems Australia assist in the delivery of Expeditionary UAS Runway (EUASR) 

Unmanned Systems Australia and FAUN TrackWay, combined efforts to develop and produce a UAS Runway for the Australian Defence Forces Deployment to Afghanistan.  The product was a Landing mat modified from already proven products but re-engineered to accommodate arrestor hook and arrestor cable landing systems.  The system delivered was over 1000ft in length and over 50ft in width.

UAV landing mats such as this significantly reduce the environmental impact on military ranges and expedites the deployment of vital ISR capabilities into new area where the runway integrity may not have been assessed or where the runway is unreliable in parts due to damage.  The deployment of UAV landing mats also greatly extends the maintenance cycle for runway dependent aircraft, reducing the impact of stones, dirt and FOD.

For Information on how a Landing Mat can be tailored to your requirement, please contact Unmanned Systems Australia





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