Topcon to Distribute Intel’s Falcon 8+ UAS in North America

California-based Topcon Positioning Group has announced it will be distributing the Intel Falcon 8+ unmanned aerial system (UAS), Intel’s new V-shaped octocopter, for the North American markets.

Building on the success of the initial Falcon 8 system, the new-generation Intel Falcon 8+ features the triple-redundant AscTec Trinity autopilot and has full electronic system redundancy, according to Topcon. It also includes the Intel Cockpit ground control and the Intel Powerpack smart battery system.

“Intel is excited to announce the Intel Falcon 8+ System for the North American markets. This commercial-application-focused system is designed with performance, precision and safety in mind,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general and manager for the UAV group at Intel. “This system highlights our continued advancements in the UAV industry. We are extremely pleased that Topcon, a key collaborator with one of the world’s largest UAS reseller and support networks, will bring this to the North American markets.”

“The Intel Falcon 8+ System expands on the success of our rotary-wing UAS offering,” said Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager for the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “It offers the best performance and weight-to-payload ratio in the entire market, as well as the highest stability in harsh conditions, easily exchangeable and deeply integrated payloads, best-in-class safety and high-precision GNSS.”

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