UAVtek has been commended with a Drone Innovation Award 2020 for its work providing Nano drones with “unrivaled capability.”
The company’s managing director and founder, Howard Humphries, said: “We are very proud of the fact that the Bug is designed and built in the UK.
“This demonstrates that the UK drone industry can produce world-class unmanned systems. We have outstanding partners, including BAE Systems and General Dynamics, who are collaborating with us to develop the best possible technology for our troops.”
Adding: “This is just the tip of the iceberg. As we move into 2021, we will be releasing a full range of purpose-built UAVS for all aspects of military use.”
At under 200 grams, the Bug Nano provides an eye in the sky that can fly in strong winds, withstanding gusts of over 40 knots, and send full-motion 1080p video back from 2km away.
The core system created for the Bug is the first in a range of versatile and complementary airframes from UAVtek.
Jenna Copley, finance director, and founder said: “One thing that sets us apart is that UAVtek is the only airframe-agnostic drone manufacturer in the UK; we use the same interchangeable ground-controllers, and the same operating system for every UAV in the fleet, which reduces training time and skills-fade.”