Romanian IT&C integrator Teamnet announced in a press release the start of its collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space. Airbus is the provider for creating the broadband data communication system and the board computer of the Signus UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).
In this project, Teamnet will carry out R&D into collecting precise data in real time, while in the air. Teamnet will be developing and integrating the board computer, the system of sensors necessary for collecting data, the computerized navigation system and the aerial platform.
Airbus Defence & Space will provide the secure broadband data transmission solution and the mission system, as well expertise in integration and operation.
“More than 100 years since the first flight of aviation pioneer Aurel Vlaicu, we are pleased to mark an important step in the Romanian aviation history and industry: the creation of the Signus prototype, that can fly above the Black Sea at a 200 km distance, for the safety of the maritime and terrestrial border. The unmanned aircraft Signus will have a significant impact in collecting data and monitoring areas of interest, offering easy access to innovating solutions that are needed by public and private organizations in the region,” according to Bogdan Padiu (in picture), CEO of Teamnet group.
The Signus prototype was designed to fly at a maximum 230 km/h. It can bear a maximum takeoff load of 100 kilograms and can go up to 3,000 meters.
The aircraft will be used for complex data collection and monitoring activities from the ground, which can bring benefits in emergency situations in agriculture, environment protection, transportation or energy but also national and frontier safety.
“We are working together with the academic research institutions such as the Faculties of Aeronautics, Automatics, Electronics and Informatics, because next to them we wish to cross the borders of technology and place Romania again on the map of the countries with tradition in aviation, this time in the field of the UAV technology,” said Padiu.
Teamnet group invests annually 10 percent of its turnover in R&D projects.