Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by | Dec 11, 2011

3D Robotics (3DR)

1608 4th St., Suite 410

Berkeley, CA 94710



3DR helps people see their world from above. As North America’s largest personal drone company, 3DR is a pioneer in making advanced, easy-to-use drone technology for applications using data analysis, mapping, surveying and 3D modeling for agriculture, construction, infrastructure, search and rescue and ecological study.


AAI Corporation

124 Industry Lane

Hunt Valley, MD 21030-0126



An operating unit of Textron Systems Corp., AAI designs, produces and supports unmanned aircraft systems, including the Shadow tactical UAS and the Aerosonde small UAS.



Dr. Lelykade 20

Den Haag, The Netherlands 2583CM

+31 (0)79 322 32 24


Aerialtronics designs, produces and services unmanned aircraft systems. Its 3rd generation system, the Altura Zenith, is designed as an advanced information-collecting platform. It's a high performance-flying server that records, processes and transmits data back to the cloud where analytics turn it into information.



P.O. Box 1536

White Salmon, WA 98672



The Flexrotor unmanned aircraft is designed to operate over oceans and remote areas while sending high-quality imagery to its control vessel. Flexrotor's small footprint and hover ability allow it to be based nearly anywhere. The aircraft's endurance is more than 40 hours, while its operations cycle is automatic.



900 Innovators Way

Simi Valley, CA 93065



AeroVironment develops UASs for a wide range of applications, including unmanned aircraft for communications, reconnaissance and research as well as high-altitude unmanned solar-electric airplanes.


Aibotix (a Hexagon Company)

Ludwig-Erhard Strasse 14

34131 Kassel, Germany

+49 (0) 561 4739490


The core product, the flying robot Aibot X6 multirotor, is already flying on every continent and supports professionals, such as surveyors, engineers, energy suppliers, construction, and infrastructure companies in their daily work. We aim to integrate the Aibot X6 directly into the workflow of our customers and thereby making it easier and more efficient.


Aurora Flight Sciences

9950 Wakeman Dr.

Manassas, VA 20110



Aurora Flight Sciences develops robotic aircraft, rapid prototyping of UASs, composite and metal manufacturing, fault-tolerant software and UAS flight services.


Draganfly Innovations

2108 St. George Ave.

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7M0K7



Draganfly Innovations designs and manufactures small UAVs, including the Draganflyer X6, a GPS-guided, high-definition, aerial video and digital photography platform. There's an X6 package for photographers, video production, police, military and education use.



63 Conyngham Street,

Glenside SA, Australia, 5065

+61 (0)8 8133 1370


DroneMetrex specializes in automatic, accurate and rigorous mapping using in-house designed and built TopoDrones. The company's systems offer unsurpassed accuracy (10mm horizontal, 25mm height), a dynamic-stabilized active mount (near-nadir position of each photo with no crab), a calibrated mapping camera (Zeiss lens), direct georeferencing (mapping without ground control), NIR imagery and underwater mapping.


DRS Technologies Inc.

7600 Wisconsin Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814


DRS develops close-range, low-weight, low-noise, medium-duration UASs that support military special operations missions. Applications for these products include tactical short-range surveillance; radio relay; and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. DRS Unmanned Technologies was formerly the U.S.-based UAV business of Meggitt Defense Systems.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‘ASI)

14200 Kirkham Way

Poway, CA 92064



GA‘ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. The company's Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA including Predator A, Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper, Gray Eagle, the new Predator C Avenger, and Predator XP.



Global Marketing Insights

6801 Brockville Road, Suite 206

Cleveland, OH 44131



Since 1997, Global Marketing Insights (GMI), a woman-owned firm, has provided Geospatial Business Intelligence Experts for a wide range of aerospace, geospatial and remote sensing strategic business planning, sales and marketing implementation services and highly customized market research services. These services include developing targeted product/service market studies and competitive market research for government agencies and private-sector firms whose goal is to increase their market share. As authors of the USGS and NOAA 2005-2020 International Remote Sensing Studies for Asia, Africa, North America and Europe (with South America in progress), GMI possesses the world's largest database of remote sensing research (available in online interactive maps) and social and cultural trend information by country, providing GMI with expertise in technology transfers among all market sectors.


HoneyComb Corp.

7929 SW Burns Way STE A

Wilsonville, OR 97070



HoneyComb is an Oregon-based company with a diverse team of dedicated employees focused on drone-based aerial imaging solutions for precision agriculture and forestry.


L-3 Unmanned Systems

44611 Guilford Drive, Suite 125

Ashburn, VA 20147



With decades of UAS technical knowledge in all aspects of the unmanned system solutions, L-3 brings engineering, manufacturing, and flight operations expertise to the warfighter to ensure the mission is accomplished.


Marcus UAV Corp.

2522 N. Proctor St., Suite 311

Tacoma, WA 98406-5338



Marcus UAV Systems manufactures low-cost UASs for the private sector, offering video and sound on demand. The systems are an alternative to flying traditional aircraft for surveillance, aerial photography, exploration, disaster recovery and other uses.


Martin UAV

3335 Kifer Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051-0719



MLB Company manufactures small, low-cost UASs. The company offers complete turnkey systems, UAS flight services, instruction and custom UASs.



3 Iber Road

Ottawa, ON, Canada K2S 1E6



Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology produces the SnowGoose UAS, an aerial cargo delivery system with up to 575 pounds of autonomous cargo delivery. The SnowGoose offers safe, accurate delivery of critical supplies and aerial services to support search and rescue, humanitarian relief and military operations in hostile environments. The company also produces GPS-guided parachute delivery systems used by various national military organizations.



9001 Glenwood Ave. Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27617



PrecisionHawk is a terrestrial data acquisition and analysis company founded in 2010. The company provides an end-to-end solution using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for data collection and analysis software tools to provide better business intelligence to clients across a wide range of civilian industries. PrecisionHawk also owns drone data software, DataMapper, satellite imagery provider, Terraserver, and the Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety platform for drones, LATAS.


Proxy Technologies Inc.

1840 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 220

Reston, VA 20190



Proxy Aviation Systems develops advanced UASs for use by the U.S. military, the Department of Homeland Security, and in emerging civil and international applications. The company offers two UAS platforms: the SkyWatcher and the SkyRaider heavy payload UAV. The aircraft operate concurrently in flight, with as many as 12 air vehicles, to achieve Group Tactical Goals under the SkyForce Distributed Management.


Remote GeoSystems Inc.

P.O. Box 271292

Fort Collins, CO 80527



Remote GeoSystems designs and builds geospatial digital video recording systems and project mapping software for unmanned and manned aerial mission preservation. The company offers commercial-off-the-shelf tools for simple but powerful video data capture, editing, geographic video analysis and project packaging, thereby leveraging your existing geographic information system data.



Route de Genève 38

(Z.I. Châtelard Sud)

1033 Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland

+41 21 552 04 40


senseFly was founded in 2009 by a team of robotics researchers and quickly became the industry leader in mapping drones. Today we continue to lead the way in developing situationally aware systems that help professionals make better decisions.



Gymnasievägen 16, S-931 57

Skellefteå, Sweden

+46 (0)910-36260


SmartPlanes manufactures a lightweight unmanned aircraft system equipped with an autopilot and Global Positioning System-calibrated digital camera that is a simple and inexpensive tool for aerial photography over small areas. The robotic plane flies automatically over a predefined area of interest and takes images on a regular grid. The resulting high-definition photos can be processed to produce detailed photomaps or even make accurate surface height measurements.



1 Waenhout St.

Knysna, Western Cape 6571, South Africa


SteadiDrone develops, manufactures and exports advanced small unmanned aerial systems across the globe. The SteadiDrone MAVRIK is a medium lift drone for everyday commercial use. The all new SteadiDrone VADER offers the ultimate in heavy lift, long endurance performance with endurance of 50min and a payload capacity of up to 7kg.


Trimble Navigation

Buchtenstraat 9/1

9051 Gent – Belgium

+32 9 335 05 15


The fixed-wing UX5, UX5 HP and the new ZX5 multirotor set the standard for fast and safe aerial data collection by offering complete systems with powerful technologies. The systems are extremely durable, easy to maintain and have a reputation for exceptional performance in extreme conditions.


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