Transport Canada purchases drone for aerial surveillance

In order for Transportation Canada to continue to effectively implement its national aerial surveillance program, the Department of Transportation must have the necessary equipment to ensure the safety of Canadian waters and monitor pollution.

Today, His Excellency Anita Anand, Minister of Public Service and Procurement, and His Excellency Mark Gagno, Minister of Transportation, announced that the Canadian government has signed a contract worth 36.16 million US dollars with Elbit Systems Ltd. for the purchase of remotely piloted aircraft systems ( RPAS) or drones. The contract was awarded through an open, transparent and competitive procurement process. The acquisition will play an indispensable role in the government's efforts to verify the actual potential of drone technology and integrate it safely into Canadian airspace.

Hermes 900 StarLiner RPAS is a new addition to the Canadian Transport Agency’s National Air Surveillance Program aircraft fleet and is expected to be delivered in December 2022. The aircraft system is controlled from a remote location and also includes autopilot functions such as automatic take-off and landing. landing. It has a flying distance of more than 1,400 nautical miles and has functions beyond the line of sight. It will be used to detect oil spills, survey ice and marine habitats, and monitor ocean activities in the Canadian Arctic.

This investment will allow Transport Canada to continue its vital work to keep our waters clean and safe. "The National Aviation Surveillance Program of Transport Canada is an important work done by the Canadian government to ensure the safety and cleanliness of Canadian coasts and inland waters. This investment will help enhance the safety and surveillance capabilities under the program, thereby bringing about a cleaner, A safer environment."

FD-50 Vtol fixed-wing drone for survelliance

simpleplanes vtol 15KGS payload 2-4 hours endurance MTOW 50KGS VTOL frame KIT

FD-50 vtol UAV platform is an electric long-haul composite wing vertical take-off and landing drone independently developed by our company. The overall layout of the composite wing with fixed wing and four-rotor is used to solve the vertical take-off and landing of the fixed-wing UAV in a simple and reliable way. The difficulty of the fixed-wing UAV has the characteristics of long flight time, high speed, long distance and the vertical take-off and landing of the rotorless drone. The vertical take-off and landing mode greatly enhances the environmental adaptability of the drone platform. The man-machine platform can operate smoothly in complex terrain and densely populated areas such as mountains, hills and jungles, greatly expanding the scope of application of drones, and is an ideal choice for industrial-grade drones.
The FD50P UAV platform is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control and navigation system, as well as professional aerial aerial survey and inspection ground station software. It can ensure that the drone can fly autonomously throughout the process, without operator intervention to complete the autonomous take-off and flight status. In the flight phase of conversion, autonomous cruise, and autonomous landing, it also supports automatic route planning for 1000 waypoints and emergency standby plan for 100 waypoints.
The drone platform has the following features and advantages:
a) Practical and efficient: it has the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV’s long flight time, fast speed, long distance and large load;
b) Vertical take-off and landing: with the take-off and landing mode of the rotorless drone, greatly reducing the requirements for landing and landing and airspace;
c) low cost of use: no complicated and bulky launching and recycling equipment, no additional recycling sensors required;
d) Simple operation: integrated special flight control and navigation system, full autonomous flight, operators only need to send flight plans, no professional training and operational experience;
e) Compact system: no complicated auxiliary equipment, simple transportation, deployment, maintenance and withdrawal.


Body length: 2.5m
Wingspan: 3.8m
Maximum takeoff weight: 50kg
Maximum payload: 15kg
Life time: 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload
Flying radius: 200-400km (depending on the amount of oil)
Maximum control distance: Remote control (manual control): 1km
Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard, max 200KM
Maximum speed: 130km/h
Cruising speed: 100-120km/h
Maximum oil load: 12L
Lift limit: 4000m
Maximum wind resistance: 12m/s (6 wind)
Use environment: -10 °C +45 °C; anti-light rain
Climb/lower power battery: 4*14000mAh-6S lithium battery
Take-off and landing mode: vertical takeoff and landing
Shipping size: 1.6*0.7*0.6m (length * width * height)

Recommended Set-up:

4 x motor 9016 160KV
4 x Tmotor 200A 12S ESC
2 x Tmotor 30.9.2 Propeller CW&CCW
1 x Hobbywing 12S 120A ESC
1 x DA 100CC EFI engineer
5 x Hitec 5585 Servo
1 x JXF 24*16 Propeller CW






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