UAV Propulsion Tech to Market MicroPilot’s UAV Solutions in U.S.


UAV Propulsion Tech says it has signed a representative agreement to market Canada-based MicroPilot's family of autopilots into the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market.

MicroPilot, which serves clients in over 70 countries, offers a family of lightweight autopilots for fixed-wing, transitional, helicopter and multi-rotor UAVs. Solutions offered include autopilots, ground control software, true hardware-in-the-loop simulators, and autopilot customization software.

‘The UAV market is expanding exponentially every year in the U.S., so adding UAV Propulsion Tech as the U.S. representative for MicroPilot's autopilots will help us expand our products into this growing market,” says Howard Loewen, founder and president of MicroPilot.

‘Our MP21283X triple redundant autopilot will allow defense and commercial UAV customers to protect their high-value air vehicle/payload assets by improving autopilot reliability, which will become more important as the U.S. [Federal Aviation Administration] develops regulations for the commercial market,” he explains.

UAV Propulsion Tech currently represents Australian and German propulsion, servo and rescue/recovery parachute companies to market their products to the U.S. UAV market. Companies include Orbital Australia Pty. Ltd., Goebler-Hirthmotoren, Volz Servos and Skygraphics.

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