Canadian Transport Agency UAV Aerial Surveillance System

In order to enable Transportation Canada to continue to effectively implement its national aerial surveillance program, the Ministry of Transportation announced that it has signed a contract worth 36.16 million U.S. 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. This 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 flight 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 for Transportation of 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 strengthen the safety and surveillance capabilities under the program, thereby bringing a cleaner, A safer environment."

FlyDragon FD-180p vtol fixed-wing for surveillance

FD180P  UAV platform is Flydragon UAV company's large-scale oil-powered 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 fixed-wing UAV vertical in a simple and reliable way. The problem of take-off and landing, combined with the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV's longitude, 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 UAV platform. The UAV platform can smoothly operate 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 FD180P UAV platform is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control and strapdown inertial navigation system, as well as professional aerial aerial survey and inspection ground station software. It can ensure that the drone can fly autonomously and complete the autonomous takeoff without operator intervention. In the flight phase of flight state transition, autonomous cruise, and autonomous landing, it also supports automatic route planning for more than 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;



Body length




Maximum takeoff weight


Maximum payload




Flight radius


(depending on the amount of oil loaded)

Maximum control distance

Remote control (manual control): 1km

Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard

Maximum speed


Cruising speed


Maximum oil load


Lift limit


Maximum wind resistance

12m/s(6 level winds)

Use environment

-10+45; anti-light rain

Vertical takeoff and landing

32*8000mAh-6S Li battery

Takeoff and landing mode

Vertical takeoff and landing



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