S-PLANE is delighted to invite clients to visit its exhibition stand at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 21 February 2019. S-PLANE will be exhibiting its latest Flight and Mission Automation, Simulation, Communication and Ground Control Solutions for Manned, Unmanned and Optionally Piloted Aircraft in conjunction with ECARYS as System Integrator and CADG as End-User. In particular, S-PLANE will be promoting the xKIT for UAV and OPV conversion of manned and unmanned aircraft. The xKIT is a unique and proven product that combines S-PLANE’s Solutions into one modular kit applied to the conversion of most fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
At the AAD 2019 Expo, Dr Steven Kriel explains the S-PLANE xKIT on the Jane’s YouTube channel. The S-PLANE xKIT is a comprehensive solution to rapidly convert a manned aircraft into an Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Built on S-PLANE’s proven and rugged xSERIES technology the xKIT can be readily applied to almost any fixed or rotary wing aircraft. Seamless integration with third party payloads and S-PLANE’s Simulation, Communication and Ground Control Solutions brings high-end, versatile autonomous systems of the future to today. PLEASE CLICK HERE
Please click on the following link to a Defenceweb article titled: “CADG launches Helix optionally piloted ISR system” to read about S-PLANE and its partners’ involvement in the Helix project. PLEASE CLICK HERE
S-PLANE will be exhibiting at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo from 19 to 23 September 2018. In collaboration with S-PLANE’s clients and end-users, 680 square meters of exhibition space was obtained to showcase proven airborne ISR systems created with S-PLANE’s Solutions. S-PLANE will also be performing live demonstrations in the form of active Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulations (HILS) of its versatile and certification-ready Flight Automation, Communication, Ground Control and Simulation Solutions. S-PLANE’s rugged and proven xSERIES and nxSERIES Flight Control Units (FCUs) will be on display. Visit us at AAD 2018 at stands 7ON1 and 7ON2.
Indra and Gaerum have selected S-PLANE Automation as the Automation, Simulation, Ground Control and Communication solutions provider for the TARGUS Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) programme. The TARGUS OPV is based on the MRI version of the Tecnam P2006T aircraft, fitted with a Seaspray 5000E radar, a high resolution EO/IR payload and maritime AIS. This advanced programme forms part Civil UAVs Initiative investment by the regional government (Xunta) of Galicia in Spain and private financiers. The activity is taking place at the Centre of Airborne Research (CIAR) established by the regional government and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Lugo, Spain.
S-PLANE Automation doubled its engineering facility to accommodate it’s fast growing engineering team and to expand its R&D, Assembly and Integration areas. S-PLANE occupied the facility from 1 May 2018. The building is a next-door mirror image of S-PLANE’s established engineering facility in South Africa. This expansion was essential to support S-PLANE’s large growth in market share and to accommodate the growing number of exceptional engineering staff joining S-PLANE. The new Assembly and Integration areas for certified aerospace equipment will further support S-PLANE’s clients developing state-of-the-art certification-ready manned, unmanned and optionally piloted ISR aircraft systems.