Military Embedded Systems

UAS distribution agreement signed by Northrop Grumman Remotech & AirRobot


April 06, 2015

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

CLINTON, Tenn. Officials at Northrop Grumman subsidiary Remotec Inc. and leaders at AirRobot US have joined hands in a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under this agreement, Remotec will be the sole reseller of these systems to the first responder and law enforcement market in the United States.

The two companies also are working on integrating Remotec's unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and AirRobot's aerial systems to build new ground/air capabilities that will meet a variety of operational requirements. The agreement, which began earlier this month, also calls for Remotec to provide service, maintenance, and technical support for all AirRobot systems in the U.S.

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

"This distributorship arrangement gives our customers access to a best-in-class small vertical takeoff and landing [VTOL] UAS product line that represents some of the most mature technology in the industry with a decade-long track record," says Walt Werner, director, Remotec.


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