The Lynx M weighs around 8 pounds and has a wingspan of 7.5 feet. With a flight endurance of three hours, the aircraft is ‘designed for professional photomapping and research,’ according to Swift Radioplanes’ product description. In late 2013, Swift Radioplanes and the Lynx UAS traveled to the Philippine island of Cebu to provide high-resolution imagery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Hovercam-Media carried out several fixed-wing UAV trials and capitalized on the Lynx M, a system that has received Certificates of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Unmanned Aerial Systems Centre of Excellence (UAS CE).
Hover-Cam Media is a member of the UAS CE, a nonprofit organization headquartered at Quebec’s Alma Airport.
“The Lynx M will now be the fixed-wing UAV reference for customers and partners within the northern territory,” according to Patrice Savard, vice president of Hovercam-Media.
“We are surpassing our goals to develop international commercial ties; this new partnership will bring many advantages for the UAS CE and Hovercam-Media, notably in terms of exposure abroad,” says Pascal Pilote, president of the UAS CE.