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

European MALE RPAS

European MALE RPAS

The unveiling of the first full-scale model of the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aerial system at ILA Berlin Air Show is a showcase for combined European technological excellence.

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

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

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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 Team

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
For Air Defenders - Airbus Defence and Space produces 2,000th target drone
For more than 20 years, Air Defenders around the world have been training with Airbus Defence and Space target drones - ensuring that their countries' air defences work when it counts. Airbus' Target Systems & Services has now produced its 2,000th drone in Friedrichshafen.
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Innovation
Airbus partners with Space Compass to serve the Japanese market with mobile connectivity and earth observation solutions
Airbus HAPS Connectivity Business (Airbus HAPS) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Space Compass Corporation of Japan (Space Compass) for a cooperation agreement to service the Japanese market with mobile connectivity and earth observation services from the Stratosphere with Airbus’ record breaking Zephyr platform.
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Innovation
Airbus and Salam join forces for High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) connectivity services
Airbus´ HAPS Connectivity Business has signed a strategic partnership with Salam, a leading Saudi telecommunications and ICT company and part of the Mawarid Media & Communications Group (MMCG), to progress the development of private networks, IoT applications, disaster management solutions and other connectivity and high-altitude Earth observation services from the stratosphere to serve the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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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’ multi-mission “cargo copter” is put to the test during a robotic military exercise
A sub-scale demonstrator of a future Airbus multi-mission unmanned aerial vehicle demonstrated its capabilities during a large robotic exercise organised last month by the Portuguese Navy and NATO, which brought together military forces, universities and selected industry partners.
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Defence
Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M
Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain.
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Defence
Airbus A330 MRTT becomes world’s first tanker certified for automatic air-to-air refuelling operations
The Airbus A330 MRTT has become the world’s first tanker to be certified for automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) boom operations in daylight following a successful campaign in collaboration with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
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