Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are increasingly integrating into today’s airspace, providing unrivalled intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data for both military and civil applications. At Airbus, our UAS solutions play a key role in defence, humanitarian and environmental missions all over the world.

Our UAS solutions

Eurodrone Maritime

Eurodrone

Eurodrone is the first unmanned aerial system designed for flight in non-segregated airspace. It will give Europe its own unparalleled competencies in the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), offering advanced strategic performance capabilities. The characteristics will include mission modularity for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, guaranteeing European sovereignty. 

Zephyr

Zephyr

This high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) is the first unmanned aircraft of its kind to fly in the stratosphere. Capable of flying for months at a time, it combines the endurance of a satellite with the flexibility of a UAV.

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Aliaca

This UAS, suitable for operation on naval ships, can perform missions requiring a +50-km range and necessitating a three-hour endurance. It can conduct several types of missions ahead of the ships, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), target tracking and notification, search-and-rescue and anti-piracy actions.

VSR700

VSR700

The multi-mission naval UAS

This compact, multi-mission UAS operates alongside other ship-borne naval assets, providing a clearer tactical picture and added search-and-rescue power.

Deckfinder

DeckFinder™

This local positioning system enables manned and remotely piloted aerial vehicles (RPAS) to determine their relative position in the harshest environmental conditions. The independent navigation system contributes to easier and safer take-off and landing procedures in GPS-shaded environments that lack reference points or visual cues.

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Manned-Unmanned Teaming - MUM-T

This distributed network of intelligence connects unmanned aerial systems, enabling them to act as force multipliers for the manned aircraft. This helps to enhance the team’s capabilities and keep the pilot out of harm’s way.

Latest news

Defence
Unmanned escort for manned fighter jets: Airbus presents new Wingman concept at ILA Berlin
Airbus will be presenting its new Wingman concept at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin. It is a fighter-type drone that will be commanded by a pilot in a current combat aircraft such as the Eurofighter and can take on high-risk mission tasks that would pose a bigger threat to manned-only aircraft.
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Space
NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass partners with Airbus on HAPS, committing to a USD$100 million investment in AALTO
A consortium of Japanese businesses led by NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass, together with Mizuho Bank and the Development Bank of Japan, has committed to invest USD$100m in AALTO, which manufactures and operates the stratospheric, solar-powered Zephyr HAPS.
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Defence
Airbus achieves Eurodrone’s Preliminary Design Review
The Eurodrone programme has successfully performed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR).
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Discover Autonomous & Connected at Airbus

 

Unmanned traffic solutions for the safe entry of drones and future air taxis into the lower airspace.

Unmanned Traffic Management

Incorporating autonomy into today’s airspace

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Autonomous flight

Towards a world of more autonomous air travel

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Connectivity

Connecting to the digital world anywhere

Latest news

Defence
Airbus and Helsing to collaborate on artificial intelligence for the teaming of manned and unmanned military aircraft
Airbus Defence and Space and Helsing, Europe’s leading defence AI and software company, signed a framework cooperation agreement at the ILA aerospace trade show in Berlin. According to the agreement, the companies will work together on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies which will be used in a future  Wingman system.
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Defence
Unmanned escort for manned fighter jets: Airbus presents new Wingman concept at ILA Berlin
Airbus will be presenting its new Wingman concept at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin. It is a fighter-type drone that will be commanded by a pilot in a current combat aircraft such as the Eurofighter and can take on high-risk mission tasks that would pose a bigger threat to manned-only aircraft.
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Defence
#EurofighterNextGen - Taking the Eurofighter to the next level
Always on duty for security and freedom - 30 years after its maiden flight, the Eurofighter is more important than ever. Here are 30 facts and figures on why the European fighter jet will continue to be state-of-the-art for the next three decades:
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