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armasuisse S+T engages Dufour Aerospace for design study

Dufour Aerospace | September 14, 2023

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Dufour’s Aero2 uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft. Dufour Aerospace Image

The Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse), represented by the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of the Science and Technology branch, has engaged Dufour Aerospace, the Swiss-based tilt-wing aircraft manufacturer, for a design study.

This is a further step to enable research with tilt-wing aircraft in strategically interesting use-cases such as the airborne application of small form factor synthetic aperture radar devices.

With a view to the use of Dufour’s Aero2 uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft in research and innovation projects, the flight control system developed by Dufour Aerospace will be prepared for long-range flights in beyond visual line of sight conditions (BVLOS).

The design study aims to prepare a smaller test platform that has been developed by Dufour Aerospace called the “AeroMini” for more robust BVLOS applications, allowing the use of this platform in different research projects.

“Dufour Aerospace is pleased to carry out this research contract for armasuisse,” said Thomas Pfammatter, CEO of Dufour Aerospace. “It is an important step towards demonstrating the great potential of tilt-wing aircraft developed and produced in Switzerland for various safety and security related applications.”

This press release was prepared and distributed by Dufour Aerospace.

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