TEAMING AGREEMENT INDRA / CYBAERO PELICANO PROJECT - TACTICAL HELICOPTER UAV AVTOL WITH ROTARY WING
The Spanish company Indra and the Swedish company CybAero AB have signed a Teaming Agreement and shall work together for the development of an Automatic Vertical Take-Off and Landing (AVTOL) rotary wing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) adapted for using on board of different kind of vessels.
By means of the signature of this collaboration agreement, the PELICANO system will be based on CybAero’s own development APID60, medium size unmanned helicopter for which state of the art technologies will be incorporated in order to convert it in a unique and competitive system, able to cover different nations requirements. PELICANO Project is a R&D programme, jointly financed by Indra and the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Tourism, capable to consolidate an operational system for the year 2012, according to the requirements of the Spanish Navy. PELICANO system applications have a dual character, including: Maritime and Ground Military Applications for troop protection, maritime reconnaissance and patrol, humanitarian missions and acts against piracy. Homeland Security Applications for border control and narcotics, surveillance, intelligence, traffic control, emergency management, fires, volcanic eruptions, search and rescue, etc. Civil Applications as cartography, infrastructure inspection and surveillance (energy lines, pipelines, factories, civil work, etc.).