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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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

Helicopters
Intelligent collaboration: the future of manned-unmanned teaming
Nicolas Delmas, Airbus Helicopters Head of UAS and the VSR programme, underlines the importance of manned and unmanned assets working alongside each other.
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Helicopters
Flexrotor: the 25kg force multiplier
Meet the Flexrotor UAS. Its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and long endurance are just two features to love.
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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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Discover Future Aircraft Operations at Airbus

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Future Aircraft Operations

Towards safer, more efficient and interoperable flight

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Air Traffic Management

Reducing emissions by changing the way we fly

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Autonomous flight

Towards a world of more autonomous air travel

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

Airbus Unmanned Traffic Management

Building the safe airspace of the future

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Non-CO2 emissions

Mitigating non-CO2 effects of aviation

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Aircraft Noise Reduction

Airbus is committed to reducing aircraft noise emissions

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Helicopter sound footprint

Lowering the sound levels of our rotorcraft


 

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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