Superior endurance in critical unmanned aerial applications.

Effective replacement of manned helicopters with significant cost, risk and CO2 reductions.

SDO 50 V2

Our flagship product, the SDO 50 V2, is an unmanned helicopter system with market leading features such as a payload of up to 45 kg, flight time of up to 3.1 hours, a standard range of 40 km (radio line of sight), autonomous take-off and landing capabilities and programmable flight paths executed by the autopilot. We fly in critical weather conditions and at night.

Aerial surveillance

Aerial surveillance will give you unparalleled flexibility compared to traditional intelligence methods. Most of current operations are limited by the stationary nature of the observer or camera. Earlier aerial surveillance methods using helicopters deemed expensive. The SDO 50 V2 with its class-leading payload capability allows the user to choose the best camera system for the mission.

Search & rescue

Search & Rescue refers to using UAVs equipped with specific equipment to locate and help missing people, animals or objects in inaccessible or hazardous areas (land or water), including in difficult weather conditions. Once target persons/animals are located, emergency gear can be airlifted and dropped to support their recovery and rescue (e.g. survival kits, medical devices, food, rafts) or valuable tactical data of objects is retrieved.

Inspections

Regular inspections of critical infrastructure, such as high-voltage power lines, gas and oil pipelines and power plants are imperative for their uninterrupted operation and security. Downtime of infrastructure is costly and inspection/maintenance operations can often be dangerous to personnel. In the recent years UAVs have proven to be invaluable in these operations.

Company

SwissDrones is a young high-tech company based in Switzerland, which specializes in the development and production of unmanned helicopters (UAVs) for superior endurance in critical unmanned aerial applications.

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Applications

Aerial Surveillance

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Aerial Surveillance

UAVs equipped with video or infrared cameras, heat, radiation & multispectral sensors or radar to provide airborne information to decision makers on the ground or to gather raw data for further processing and analysis.

Search and Rescue

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Search and Rescue

Payloads such as high-end cameras and professional sensors to locate missing people, animals or objects in inaccessible or hazardous areas (land or water), including in difficult weather conditions. Once target persons/animals and objects are located, emergency gear can be airlifted and dropped to support their recovery and rescue (e.g. survival kits, medical devices, food, rafts) or valuable tactical data of objects is retrieved.

Inspections

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Inspections

The SDO 50 V2 is integrated with a variety of gimbal cameras, such as hyper and multispectral imaging and LiDAR laser scanning for aerial infrastructure and asset inspections in critical, remote conditions and/or with the need for longer endurance and heavier payloads.

Key features

Payload 45 kg (99 pounds),
including fuel
Autonomy Up to 3.1 h
(long-range BVLOS)
Weather Operational in critical
weather conditions
Sensors Single or multiple
high-quality sensors
Deployment 2 men, 15 min,
VAN/pick-up
Swiss Quality Highest safety, quality
Cost/risk reduction compared to helicopters

Blog&News

Emergency rescue and disaster management in China

Emergency rescue and disaster management in China

July 04, 2020

SwissDrones has been able to successfully perform several critical aerial surveillance missions for emergency rescue and disaster management in China. We are proud and honored to work together with different local and regional government entities in...

Aerial Sensing of Radiation

Aerial Sensing of Radiation

June 26, 2020

Last week the SwissDrones team has been participating in the regular (yearly) aeroradiometric surveys by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) in Switzerland. The SDO 50 V2 has been deployed successfully together with the Super Puma and gro...

Entering the Japanese market

Entering the Japanese market

May 15, 2020

SwissDrones and Aero Facility announce strategic partnership for the Japanese unmanned aviation market. Mr. Mitsuo Hattori, Managing Director of Aero Facility Co. states: “Aero Facility is a highly trusted entity in the government and commercia...

Strategic partners

Adasi
Aero Facility
Deutsches Zentrum
Eire Nation
Leica Geosystems
Lidar Swiss
Marenco
Nuskan Inc. Applied Intelligence
Pergam-Suisse AG
Sait
SAR
Smart Digital
Swiss Aerospace Cluster
Swiss Helicopter
UAV Factory

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