Targus Demo at UNVEX ’21

Congratulations to Indra for completing a successful set of demonstrations of the Targus OPS at UNVEX ’21. Indra was the star of the UNVEX ’21 demonstration day with their TARGUS OPS at Rozas airfield in Galicia, Spain. TARGUS employs the S-PLANE X-KIT to convert a Tecnam P2006T aircraft into an OPS. This was the first demonstration of TARGUS to the general public. Indra operated the TARGUS OPS from its ground control station at their newly-built hangar at Rozas airfield. A high altitude mission was followed by a low altitude demonstration and a fly-by. Make your certified UAS or OPS product a success with the X-KIT for UAS conversion! Yet another example of Automation Innovation!

Firefighting with the X-KIT

Helix ISR volunteered their Helix 1 ISR aircraft system to support firefighting efforts during the tragic Cape Town fire of April 2021. CLICK HERE to view a video of this operation. Helix 1 is fitted with S-PLANE’s X-KIT Lite manned ISR equipment and a Hensoldt Argos II EO/IR payload. The airborne equipment of the X-KIT integrates and manages various payloads and connects the aircraft to a mobile ground station. The X-KIT equipment in the ground station includes S-PLANE’s Tracker 100 communication system, Tactical Deployment System (TDU) and the necessary Payload Operator Stations (POS). S-PLANE’s ParagonISR software is deployed on the POS to allow the operator to manage payloads and geo-locate and project payload streams onto the 3D map system.

Google-backed Merlin Labs emerges

S-PLANE is proud to be supporting Google-backed Merlin Labs with our core X-KIT for UAS and OPS conversion. When integrators absolutely must certify their unmanned systems, S-PLANE‘s X-KIT is the logical solution to turn to. At the heart of the X-KIT is the DAL B X-CUBE and the X-EDU to quickly and affordably convert manned or unmanned aircraft into true autonomous vehicles. To learn more about the X-KIT: CLICK HERE. Merlin Labs recently emerged out of stealth to publicize their history and progress and to announce their partnership with Dynamic Aviation to automate the world’s largest fleet (55 aircraft) of King Air platforms.

Product Spotlight: ParagonISR

ParagonISR delivers a subset of ParagonC2 functionality specifically to support payload operators to view, manage and fuse the outputs of various sensor payloads. It provides features such as payload stream geolocation and projection, mission sharing and sensor coverage and viewshed analysis within a detailed 3D terrain environment shared with other ParagonC2 and ParagonCOP operators. ParagonISR optimizes payload application and mission execution in real-time, ensuring that you get the most out of your valuable payloads with every mission.

To view a short video of ParagonISR in operation: CLICK HERE

Recruitment @S-PLANE

S-PLANE is looking for EXCEPTIONAL people. Are you a motivated and innovative person and are you GREAT at your job? Or did you recently graduate in the top 5% or 10% of your class? Would you like to work at a cutting edge aerospace engineering company? S-PLANE is growing steadily and we do more and more amazing things every day. We are employing engineers, software developers, technicians and administrative and financial support staff. Have a look at our Careers page. Be part of something inspiring! Love your job!

Product Spotlight: X-CUBE core UAS/OPS avionics

The X-CUBE is the core avionics unit of the X-KIT for UAS/OPS conversion. It is installed on manned and unmanned aircraft to convert them to autonomous aircraft. Clients may opt for the full featured X-CUBE or for the hardware plus Board Support Package (BSP) only (giving them the freedom to create their own software). The X-CUBE hardware covers the ports that you need to be able to interface with modern and older aircraft. This ranges from from fixed- to rotary-wing aircraft (Part 23, 25, 27, 29, NTCA and LSA). The X-CUBE is the ultimate certification-ready, flexible and modular solution available on the market today.

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