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
Airbus to deliver connectivity services using its leading Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)
Airbus has launched a connectivity services business through the creation of a dedicated HAPS Services Business based around Zephyr, Airbus’ leading HAPS technology platform.
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Defence
Key milestones achieved in Manned-Unmanned Teaming for future air power
The ability to task unmanned systems from a manned aircraft is an important force multiplier in Airbus’ vision for future air power, with a wide range of applications extending to combat scenarios and beyond.
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Defence
Airbus brings leading-edge digital capabilities to Multi-Domain Military Operations
By applying its leading-edge digital capabilities to Multi-Domain Military Operations, Airbus provides seamless integration solutions that connect mission-critical military platforms and systems worldwide across all domains: air, land, sea, cyber and space.
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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

Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M
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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Company
Airbus’ successful ILA Berlin air show: a major Eurofighter order and new sustainability agreements
Airbus made headlines during this week’s ILA Berlin with key developments spanning the company’s military, civil, air mobility and cybersecurity businesses – led by a landmark contract for Spain’s acquisition of 20 latest-generation Eurofighter combat aircraft.
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