Apart from its unmanned aircraft design and manufacturing capabilities, Aerosonde has a proven history of service capabilities.
For many civil and scientific customers, the value of unmanned aircraft is the ability to secure valuable data under circumstances in which manned aircraft missions might be too expensive or dangerous, or lack the required endurance. In these cases, customers have relied upon Aerosonde’s skilled aircraft operators, flight crew and mission leaders to perform the mission and collect the required data.
The company’s service capabilities include:
The Aerosonde® aircraft provides affordable aerial surveys of bays and estuaries. It can deliver imagery from low altitudes not available through other survey methods, such as satellite or high-altitude broad area surveys.
Our aircraft was developed initially with the needs of meteorological operations in mind. It has successfully flown a wide range of these missions around the world for meteorological services and research organizations based in countries including Australia, the U.S., Japan and Korea. The company also is under contract with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.
As part of AAI Corporation and the larger Textron family of businesses, the networked enterprise offers a range of proven aerospace and defense expertise. Skilled engineers from AAI’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems business unit and Aerosonde have optimized the aircraft for military missions including:
Nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons detection
Battle damage assessment
Target of interest investigation