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Swift 020

Swift Engineering, Inc. , the San Clemente agency that develops UAS techniques and expertise, can be showcasing their options at the AUVSI Xponential present in Dallas. The Swift 020, the first UAS that includes their X-Blade Technology, can be on show. It is the results of over 13 years of analysis and growth in UAS. The Swift020 is a VTOL drone that takes off and lands wherever like a quad-rotor and transitions to environment friendly mounted-wing ahead flight with out further launch and restoration gear permitting it to vastly cut back operational time and value. The Swift020 Unmanned Air System is a household of techniques servicing Linear Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Maritime, Emergency Services, Delivery, Agriculture, Scientific Research, Surveillance and Military/Defense markets.

X-Blade Technology is Swift’s expertise and experience of maximizing the advantages of VTOL with the efficiencies of mounted wing flight. It is a vertical take-off and touchdown (VTOL) transition to horizontal flight expertise that doesn’t use rotating mechanisms. All the management is carried out with in the flight management autopilot system. The X-Blade Technology utilized in the Swift 020 Unmanned Air System could be scaled to bigger and totally different configuration platforms.

“We designed the Swift020 with the market solution in mind.” mentioned Rick Heise, President and CSO, “The innovation of the Swift020 is in the elegance and efficiency of the design, with less moving parts, optimized aerodynamics, and capable payload options. These all provide cost effective solutions for our customers that reduces footprint and extends range.”

Swift Engineering is a 30 12 months outdated product growth firm with expertise designing and constructing excessive efficiency automobiles, specializing in unmanned techniques, autonomy, robotics, and superior composites. Founded in 1983, Swift has produced over 500 automobiles in its 60,000-sq. ft. superior design and manufacturing facility. In 2000, Swift Engineering diversified in to aerospace automobiles and has labored on area, aerospace, aeronautical, terrestrial and underwater, manned and unmanned, protection and business designs and automobiles. In 2001 Swift Engineering began the growth of the Swift KillerBee; a runway impartial, four ft. wingspan, catapult launch and internet restoration UAS. By 2009 this car had a 10-ft. wingspan, 15-hour endurance, and may carry a 60-lb. payload. Swift Engineering offered this asset to Northrop Grumman and it was renamed the Northrop Bat.

Swift Engineering, Inc. can be collaborating on this 12 months’s AUVSI Xponential, held in Dallas, TX this 12 months from May 9-12; Swift can be at area #2925.

Here is a video of a 020 flight demo:


Swift 020.a from Swift Engineering on Vimeo.


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