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Friday, April 3, 2015

Northrop Grumman's Remotec Signs UAS Distribution Agreement with AirRobot

Northrop Grumman Corporation's subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

AirRobot produces electrical powered multi-copter systems that can carry a payload weighing up to 7 pounds and fly for as long as 50 minutes. The systems can also carry a wide range of payloads – including multi-spectral cameras and recorders, synthetic aperture radar, gas and chemical sensors – and as many as three payloads simultaneously.

Under the agreement, which commenced early in March, Remotec will be the sole reseller of these products to first responder and law enforcement market in the United States. Remotec will also provide service, maintenance and technical support for all AirRobot systems in the U.S. The companies also are working to integrate Remotec's unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and AirRobot's aerial systems to create new ground/air capabilities that meet a wide range of operational requirements.


An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp.

AirRobot systems, which have been in production since 2004, are based on the company's proven proprietary flight management system. Hundreds of systems are in service that have flown thousands of missions in military, public and commercial applications worldwide. AirRobot systems have been certified for compliance with NATO standards and undergone testing by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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