Two companies in the U.S. and Canada collaborate to develop safe autonomous drones

Kongsberg Geospatial has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pegasus Imagery Ltd. to cooperate in advancing the development of safe, autonomous drones. Pegasus will implement Kongsberg Geospatial's IRIS UxS airspace situational awareness system as a navigation system for its BVLOS flight operations and as part of its PV-02 Eos autonomous aircraft system.

IRIS enables a single remote operator to monitor multiple drones and sensor feeds at the same time, and provides real-time calculations of aircraft separation and communications to achieve BVLOS operations. Based on Kongsberg Geospatial's TerraLens Software Development Kit (SDK), IRIS provides advanced real-time 2D and 3D visualization of all airborne trajectories and weather data, as well as prompts, alarms and warnings, enabling operators to monitor complex airspace environments.

"We are very happy to work with industry innovators like Pegasus," said Ranald McGillis, president of Kongsberg Geospatial. "We worked closely with them to integrate our technology with their PV-02 Eos platform."

Pegasus PV-02 Eos autonomous aircraft system is equipped with a proprietary detection and avoidance (DAA) sensor system, which can safely operate in shared airspace with manned and unmanned aircraft, collecting and providing scalable, on-demand data solutions for missions From infrastructure surveys of transmission lines to forest fire monitoring.

"Kongsberg has a long history of providing mission-ready solutions such as IRIS UxS to enhance airspace management in the most challenging environments," said Cole Rosentreter, CEO of Pegasus Imagery. "Combining these functions with our aircraft and airborne DAA systems will expand the safety and situational awareness capabilities that are essential for the daily operations of integrated airspace."

FlyDragon FDG25 safe autonomous fixed-wing vtol BVLOS drone

long endurance drone 3 hours VTOL V tail for mapping surveillance

FlyDragon FDG25 safe autonomous fixed-wing vtol BVLOS drone  with vertical take-off and landing fixed wing, wingspan 2.5 meters,it iss electric version . This model combines the characteristics of long-endurance, high-speed and long-distance of fixed-wing UAVs and the vertical take-off and landing of rotor-wing drones. It does not require runway but only small space for take-off and landing, and can be operated smoothly on ship deck, narrow airspace, mountain, complex terrain and densely populated areas such as hills, jungles. The whole process of autonomous flight can be completed without operator intervention for cruise, flight state transition and vertical take-off and landing. The equipment compartment is a replaceable hatch cover, and different mounting hole positions can be designed for different load requirements of the user. The fuselage is designed as quick release structure, with reliable electrical connection, plug and play; unfolding and withdrawal time is less than 10 minutes. The engine is rear-mounted and the load is placed forward to provide a larger field of view for the photoelectric load without obstruction.


Easy to assemble and operate Vertical take-off and landing, without limitation of space Resistance to harsh weather conditions Diesel-electric version and electric version optional All carbon fiber composite material, industry standard architecture Compatible with PC station, suitable for open source of autopilot system.

1. Body material: carbon fiber, glass fiber, Kevlar, pvc interlayer, etc.
2. Body length: 1.26m
3. Wingspan: 2.5m
4. Landing gear height: 19.5cm
5. Landing gear installation position: below the rotor rod
6. Task compartment size: 260mm*172mm*90mm
7. Battery compartment size: 260mm*150mm*85mm (can hold 2*5300mah and 1*32000mah at the same time)
8. Position of mission compartment: directly below the center of gravity of the aircraft
9. Structure weight: about 3.2kg
10. Maximum take-off weight: less than 13kg
11. Maximum payload: 2kg (standard load: 1-1.5kg)
12. Endurance time: 170min/1.5kg,  210mim/1.2kg
13. Maximum control distance: manual control by remote control/1km, ground station/standard 30km
14. Standard cruising speed: 65km/h (about 18m/s)
15. Maximum cruising speed: 108km/h (30m/s)
16. Stall speed: 16m/s
17. Minimum circling radius: 150m
18. Maximum level flight limit: 4000m above sea level
19. Wind resistance of fixed-wing mode: no less than 7 wind (17.1m/s)
20. Maximum wind resistance in rotor take-off and landing mode: no less than class 4 wind (7.9m/s)
21. Operating environment: -20℃~45℃; can fly in light rain
22. Power battery: 2*5300mah (vertical take-off and landing) 2*25000mah (fixed wing cruise)
23. Rotor emergency operation time: not less than 6.5min
24. Take-off and landing method: vertical take-off and landing
25. Vertical power blade size: 16 inches (recommended)
26. Fixed wing tail thruster blade: 14~16 inches (recommended)

Recommended Set-up:

4 x T-motor MN505S KV260
4 x T-motor 6S 60A ESC
2 x P16*5.4 Propeller CW&CCW
1 x T-motor AT115A  ESC
1 x T-motor AT4130 KV230
1 x APC 17″ Propeller CW
4 x GDW296X servo
1 x PX4 Air Speedometer
1 x Power Module For Pixhawk 2.1
1 x Pixhawk 2.1 Standard Set with Here 2 GNSS
1 x Herelink
2 x 6S 25000mAh Lipo battery