SKYTRAC Systems recently launched Integrated Mission System 350 (IMS- 350) Satcom terminal has been selected by Nordic Unmanned for installation on a Staaker BG-200 UAV, enabling Command and Control (C2) capabilities during mapping, photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning flight operations, and logistical operations.
Nordic Unmanned’s Staaker BG-200 will gain live video streaming and mission control updates for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations from anywhere on the globe using SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus connectivity solution. The IMS-350’s onboard server will also host custom video compression software to optimize bandwidth utilization to reduce operating costs.
“SKYTRAC’s IMS-350 solution will bring our Staaker BG-200 to the next level with a Satcom communication system for unmanned flight operations,” mentions Dr. Jose Luis Gil, VP Digitalization at Nordic Unmanned. “Satcom systems will be part of all UAVs operations in the near future – the ability to work with a leading Iridium Aviation Partner such as SKYTRAC was crucial to our decision making.”
The IMS-350 will enable Iridium Certus broadband services on Nordic Unmanned UAV platforms with speeds ranging from 176 Kbps bi-directional to 352 Kbps uplink and 704 Kbps downlink, dependent on antenna configuration.
Designed to operate in sub-arctic to semi-arid and tropical climate zones, the UAV’s flexible operational profile will enable Nordic Unmanned to service customers globally, making Iridium Certus the ideal satellite network service of choice.
“We’re proud to work with a Europe’s leading unmanned systems and services provider with expertise in a wide variety of UAVs, including the Staaker BG-200 and their recently acquired Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 RPAS system,” mentions Jan van der Heul, vice president of Sales, SKYTRAC. “Nordic Unmanned is a leading provider of unmanned systems and partnering with this exciting organization will allow SKYTRAC to explore the true potential of the IMS-350’s capabilities.”