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Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with ADS-B
by Staff Writers
Izhevsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017

ADS-B system established on Supercam S350's board helps the UAV operators follow the UAV movement on a PC screen even in the Far North severe conditions without traditional radars.

Unmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned aircrafts (both equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system) in conjuction with FGUP "GosNIIAS" on a drifting ice base in the Arctic. Rapid deployment of an aerodrome and a base for scholars and tourists was a priority task.

Possessing knowledge about ice condition is significant for people and infrastructure.

Nowadays ice monitoring is executed by costly satellites along with piloted aviation. The specialists of Unmanned Systems Group have participated in an experiment on the Barneo Ice Camp set up annually by the Russian Geographical Society's Expedition Centre. The experiment was conducted to assess the use of unmanned technologies for ice monitoring.

UAV Supercam S350 with ADS-B system was involved in the experiment; it monitored more than 500 km of ice. High-quality photos and online video were obtained by photo and video cameras. Thermal imaging camera managed to identify hummocks and ice cracks under the snow.

ADS-B system established on Supercam S350's board helps the UAV operators follow the UAV movement on a PC screen even in the Far North severe conditions without traditional radars.

Maxim V. Shinkevich, the company's director, noted: "Our experiments on Barneo have demonstrated that the professional unmanned aerial systems can be used to search for areas for aerodromes or detect icebergs' movement towards drilling platforms".

It was the first time when monitoring of ice condition was executed in the North Pole. Methods of ice surveillance, search of landing areas, assessment of ice floes and water areas size - all of these were elaborated during the expedition.

Joint work of both manned and unmanned planes, their action's coordination was conducted. As the result, the experiment executed by the specialists of Unmanned Systems Group has proved the efficiency of Supercam UAVs use for ice monitoring. An increase in a number of such works should be expected in the future.

Leonardo receives NATO surveillance system contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Leonardo has received a contract to provide services and develop logistical and control systems for NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance program, the company announced on Wednesday. Leonardo has been chosen by the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency to develop and maintain key elements of the AGS. Leonardo is a member of the Northrop Grumman led consortium developing the ... read more

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