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Top 10 Unmanned Systems Solution Companies - 2020

For an industry that has predominantly depended on skilled operators and pilots, the growth of aerospace and defense sector in the era of digitalization has been significant. With the adoption of robust embedded computing and automation in their military unmanned platforms, organizations are generating higher levels of efficiency. The integration of unmanned systems for a myriad of applications— including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance—is taking the defense industry into the next stage of technological sophistication. Today, defense agencies all across the globe are investing millions of dollars on drone systems. This arms race is making it imperative for governments to integrate the latest technologies into their defense strategies and stay on top of the evolving trends. Moreover, in the current era, the forte of drones cannot be limited to basic videography and mapping. Many organizations are augmenting their unmanned systems and equipping them with a whole range of robust capabilities, including supply transport, aerial analysis, border surveillance, emergency response, and search and rescue. Alongside this, the aerospace sector is also witnessing a surge in demand for state-of-the-art technology. The remote sensing market is in need of powerful sensors to deliver high-resolution scanning and imagery at optimal costs. The demand for more fuel-efficient aircraft with lower acquisition costs is driving the aerospace industry toward alternative options that will ensure better efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability. At this juncture, there is a wide variety of solutions providers entering the aerospace and defense industry with a set of advanced and integrated solutions. To help companies navigate through the best-of breed unmanned systems providers for the aerospace and defense sectors, Aerospace and Defense Review has compiled a list of the top 10 unmanned systems solutions providers. The enlisted organizations are transforming the aerospace and defense processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. The magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders of the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs. We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Unmanned Systems Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Unmanned Systems Solution Companies

Hypoint's solution dramatically increases the capabilities of moving Hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, by offering power system lightweight. The recirculated pressurized air-cooled fuel cell provides better capabilities with a game-changing ability to satisfy all requirements of the market in comparison to liquid-cooled fuel cells and Lithium-ion batteries. Hypoint's product is the best in terms of energy efficiency, ease of use, and maintenance cost as the main idea is to eliminate barriers of switching to a new energy source by following the easy-to-use approach.

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Martin UAV offers an infrastructure-independent, autonomous, vertical hover-capable UAV that addresses discrete use cases. The revolutionary UAV offers VTOL capabilities, a 350-mile and 15,000ft altitude range, 8+lbs payload capacity, and 90 KTS speed. The autonomous flight capabilities of V-Bat enable clients to pre-program flights, all the while allowing them to make minor adjustments. And, it eliminates the need for large numbers of operators to govern the flight of the vehicle through a crew of two that controls the UAV

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Mobile Recon Systems delivers high value services currently out of reach for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – mapping, surveillance of commercial and military sites, search and rescue, transporting supplies, crane replacement at construction sites, emergency first responders, medical transport, inspections of all types, aircraft de-icing, land mine clearing, agricultural support, and border patrol. Mobile Recon Systems’ UAVs address all drone limitations of low lift capacity, no multiple usage, short or limited flight times and range, and more, with a family of aerial multi-function platforms. Mobile Recon Systems has four models with varying platform sizes and payload capabilities. Each model provides a suite of capabilities at price points to meet market needs

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Based out of Idaho, VPW focuses on designing, developing, and wholesale distribution of the latest, custom and turnkey batteries, battery management systems (BMS), battery charging management system (BCMS), and several other related capabilities. Founded in 2001, the company initially catered to the radio-controlled (RC) hobby industry before delving completely into producing 'mission-critical power solutions’ for the aerospace and defense verticals throughout the US. Having worked closely with several original equipment manufacturers in the aerospace and defense industries, VPW understands the importance of an effective BMS and BCMS, and delivers solutions to cater to the same

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Dedrone

Dedrone

Dedrone is one of the market and technology firm in airspace security. The Dedrone counter-drone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures. Dedrone Defense is the sole provider and manufacturer of DroneDefender, a non-kinetic, radiofrequency sUAS countermeasure, which safeguards airspace without risking collateral damage. The company is specialized in Airspace Security, Sensor technology, Drone detection technology, Software development, and Cybersecurity.

Dynetics

Dynetics

Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT solutions to the national security, cybersecurity, space, and critical infrastructure sectors. Their portfolio features highly specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including components, subsystems, and complex end-to-end systems. Established in 1974, Dynetics is a public company headquartered in Huntsville, AL. The company is specialized in Space, Tactical Missiles, Aviation, Intelligence, Cyber, Automotive, Logistics, and Enterprise IT. Dynetics aim is to ensure that small and large businesses are given equal opportunity to compete for subcontracting opportunities.

Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies is an innovative leader in AI-enabled airspace awareness and intelligence, providing real-time intrusion detection and avoidance solutions. Fortem offers a military-tested, commercially available platform that detects, classifies, and secures against drones, UAVs, and other aircraft. Fortem redefines modern air defense. The Fortem DroneHunter is an unmanned counter-UAS aircraft that uses the TrueView Radar, machine learning algorithms, proprietary guidance systems, and an open command & control system all built by Fortem, to autonomously fly toward unwanted drones in the sky -- without a human pilot on the ground – and detect, track, classify, monitor via video stream, inspect, and safely capture the intruder drone at a safe distance from the protected area.

General Atomics

General Atomics

Based in San Diego, CA, General Atomics develops advanced technology solutions for government and commercial applications. Privately owned and vertically integrated, they have the freedom to invest in the most innovative technologies, and the resources to deliver them as products for customers around the world. Predator unmanned aerial vehicles, TRIGA research reactors, aircraft carrier launch, and recovery systems, MagLev transport and fusion energy, are some of their most innovative programs. Founded in 1955, General Atomics is a privately held company. Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Electromagnetic Systems, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Airborne Sensors, Laser Technologies, are some of the services provided by the company.

INSITU

INSITU

Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. They design, develop and manufacture customized unmanned hardware, software, and services solutions for the commercial, government, and defense customers worldwide. Founded in 1994, Insitu is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu is committed to delivering products that are innovative and are known to work the first time and every time. To meet this goal, they are committed to systematic continuous improvement and the use of metrics to measure their performance. The company is specialized in Customized unmanned hardware, software, and services solutions.

Kratos Defense

Kratos Defense

Kratos develops and fields transformative, affordable systems, platforms, and products for national security and communications needs. Kratos is changing the way breakthroughs are brought rapidly to these markets through proven commercial technology approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. Kratos is focused in areas where tech advances can have a force multiplier effect, such as unmanned systems, satellite communications, C4ISR, warfighter training, and combat systems. Information Technology, Public Safety and Security, Defense Engineering, Weapon Systems, Maintenance Training, Aircrew Training, Network Management, Satellite Communications, C5ISR, Electronic Warfare, Missile Defense, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance are the services provided by the company.