Nordic Unmanned and SKYTRAC Agree to Product Launch Partnership for IMS-350 UAV Satcom System

MAY 3rd, 2021 - Sandnes, Norway - SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC) recently launched Integrated Mission System 350 (IMS-350) Satcom terminal has been selected by Nordic Unmanned for installation on a Staaker BG-200 UAV, enabling Command and Control capabilities during mapping, photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning flight operations and logistical operations.

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Image of the IMS-350 Satcom terminal

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The Staaker BG-200

Nordic Unmanned’s Staaker BG-200 will gain live video streaming and mission control updates for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations from anywhere on the globe using SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus connectivity solution. The IMS-350’s onboard server will also host custom video compression software to optimize bandwidth utilization to reduce operating costs.

 

“SKYTRAC’s IMS-350 solution will bring our Staaker BG-200 to the next level with a Satcom communication system for unmanned flight operations,” mentions Dr. Jose Luis Gil, VP Digitalization at Nordic Unmanned. “Satcom systems will be part of all UAVs operations in the near future – the ability to work with a leading Iridium Aviation Partner such as SKYTRAC was crucial to our decision making.”

 

The IMS-350 will enable Iridium Certus broadband services on Nordic Unmanned UAV platforms with speeds ranging from 176 Kbps bi-directional to 352 Kbps uplink and 704 Kbps downlink, dependent on antenna configuration.

 

Designed to operate in sub-arctic to semi-arid and tropical climate zones, the UAV’s flexible operational profile will enable Nordic Unmanned to service customers globally, making Iridium Certus the ideal satellite network service of choice.

 

“We’re proud to work with a Europe’s leading unmanned systems and services provider with expertise in a wide variety of UAVs, including the Staaker BG-200 and their recently acquired Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 RPAS system,” mentions Jan van der Heul, Vice President of Sales, SKYTRAC. “Nordic Unmanned is a leading provider of unmanned systems and partnering with this exciting organization will allow SKYTRAC to explore the true potential of the IMS-350’s capabilities.”

 

For detailed product specifications, please visit go.skytrac.ca/certus. To speak with a technical expert, please contact sales@skytrac.ca.

 

For more details on the Staaker BG-200, please visit https://nordicunmanned.com/products/unmanned-systems-drones/ staaker-bg200, or contact sales@nordicunmanned.com.

About Nordic Unmanned

Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading expertise, to assist both public and private customers in the transition to unmanned technology. The focus is to support demanding clients by collecting time-critical data with the use of unmanned technology.

Founded in 2014, the company has offices in Sandnes, Oslo and Frankfurt, and has quickly become one of Europe's leading providers of unmanned systems and services, with operations across the continent. The company is ISO 9001-2015 certified by DNV-GL for the operation, maintenance and sales of unmanned systems and sensor technology. Nordic Unmanned is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo (NUMND).

For more information visit nordicunmanned.com

About SKYTRAC Systems Ltd.

SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider serving the fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation markets. Since 1986, SKYTRAC has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology. Today, with systems certified on over 900 airframes and an online data management portal that is the go-to tool for over 7,500 global users, SKYTRAC is truly the partner of choice for data-guided business insights. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one- stop response to meeting more of your company’s needs. For more information, visit https://www.skytrac.ca.