Category Archives: Launchers & Recovery Systems

Olaeris Gets UAV Docking & Recharging Patent


Olaeris has announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent #9577445, outlining proprietary technology and methodology for autonomous alignment, docking, recharging and/or refuelling of unmanned aircraft. The patent also extends to water borne drones and zero-G vehicles such as spacecraft. The technology significantly reduces the most expensive part of UAS operation which is manpower. Continue reading

Robonic to Deliver Third-Generation Launchers to U.S. Army

Kratos_FireJet_launch_from_Robonic_launcherRobonic Ltd Oy (a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense) has announced an order for its third generation KONTIO (type MC2555LLR) pneumatic launchers. Under the terms of the contract, Robonic will partner with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. to supply two KONTIO launchers to the U.S. Army PEO STRI (Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation). Continue reading