Primoco UAV, Airbus Defence to Cooperate on Drones

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Primoco UAV, Airbus Defence to Cooperate on Drones
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Czech drone maker Primoco UAV SE has signed Memorandum of understanding with Airbus Defence and Space and its affiliate, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions, on cooperation in the area of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Primoco UAS are compliant with the latest European Union UAS regulation and NATO EMAR and STANAG standards. Primoco UAS are authorised to operate in European countries including Germany, Spain, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland and many others based on the cross-border acceptance of the OEM’s certification. Its EU operational approval was also a subject to recent successful audit performed by the national aviation authority as a part of EASA supervision of the implementation of UAV regulations.

The tripartite MoU aims to bring together each party’s expertise. Airbus Defence and Space will contribute with its experience in airworthiness matters and will focus through its subsidiary Airbus DS Airborne Solutions, on the international UAS services market in the commercial and law enforcement domain.

“The relevance of UAS is increasing exponentially in defence, as we currently witness in Ukraine. It is also quickly becoming a factor in commercial applications for border and coastal security, fire monitoring, search and rescue, connectivity or agriculture and smart farming,” said Mike Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space.

Primoco UAV develops and produces the One 150 civilian and military unmanned aircraft, capable of flying completely independently according to programmed flight plans. The key features of the aircraft are its size, maximum take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 2000 km range, cruising speed 120 km/h, payload 30 kg and fully automatic take-off and landing. The company focuses on civil and military aerospace applications, particularly in energy, border and coastal security, fire monitoring and search and rescue operations.

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