SwissDrones Helicopter Drone
Helicopter Drone SwissDrones

Superior endurance in unmanned aerial applications

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

Unmanned Helicopter Platform Drone

SDO 50 V2

Unmanned helicopter platform with market leading features – payload up to 45 kg, flight time up to 3.1 hours, range of 40 km (radio line of sight; expandable), autonomous take-off and landing capability and programmable flight path executed by autopilot. Made for day & night operations in adverse weather conditions.

Drone Aerial Surveillance

Aerial Surveillance

Unparalleled flexibility and efficiency, allowing for individual payload configurations including stabilized IR/optical cameras and missions under difficult or dangerous circumstances (e.g. bad weather, darkness, flying over hostile or otherwise unsafe areas) when manned operations are not feasible.

VTOL Drone Search and Rescue

Search & Rescue

Agile support of SAR missions using specific camera systems and sensors to locate missing people in inaccessible or hazardous areas (land or water), also in adverse weather conditions and at night. Once target persons are located, emergency gear such as survival kits, medical devices, food, rafts can be airlifted and dropped.

Inspection Drone

Inspection

Ongoing inspections of critical infrastructure such as high-voltage power lines, gas & oil pipelines and other far-stretched assets are critical for their uninterrupted operation and security. We offer cost-effective unmanned solutions using market-leading cameras, sensors and software to address customer-specific needs for aerial data gathering and processing.

Helicopter drone

What Is A Helicopter Drone?

Helicopter Drones are unmanned aircraft of different sizes that originally had military uses, but have a wide range of uses today, from capturing event images, transmitting images for journalistic activities, delivering items to stores, monitoring services, and, of course, fun.

UAVs, unmanned aerial vehicles, can be called helicopter drones as well. Drones were initially aimed at protecting the lives of soldiers, as sending unmanned units on military missions was less risky than putting the lives of soldiers at risk.

Remotely controlled devices are no longer exclusive to the military and have reached more popular settings today, with games as well as movies and series being very common. The entertainment industry, such as TV and film studios, has begun using a number of helicopter drones to produce aerial images as a simpler and cheaper alternative.

Applications

Aerial Surveillance

Unparalleled flexibility and efficiency, allowing for individual payload configurations including stabilized IR/optical cameras and missions under difficult or dangerous circumstances (e.g. bad weather, darkness, flying over hostile or otherwise unsafe areas) when manned operations are not feasible.

Search and Rescue

Agile support of SAR missions using specific camera systems and sensors to locate missing people in inaccessible or hazardous areas (land or water), also in adverse weather conditions and at night. Once target persons are located, emergency gear such as survival kits, medical devices, food, rafts can be airlifted and dropped.

Inspection

Ongoing inspections of critical infrastructure such as high-voltage power lines, gas & oil pipelines and other far-stretched assets are critical for their uninterrupted operation and security. We offer cost-effective unmanned solutions using market-leading cameras, sensors and software to address customer-specific needs for aerial data gathering and processing.

Product

Payload Payload 45 kg (99 pounds),
including fuel
Autonomy Autonomy Up to 3.1 h
(long-range BVLOS)
Weather Weather Operational in difficult
weather conditions
Sensors Sensors Single or multiple
high-quality sensors
Deployment Deployment 2 crew, 15 min,
VAN/pick-up
Swiss Quality Swiss Quality Highest safety and quality standards
Cost / Risk Reduction Cost / Risk Reduction Compared to manned helicopters
Low Carbon Footprint Low Carbon Footprint Significant fuel reduction

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Blog&News

RTE Challenge - Power Line Inspection in France

March 09, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that SwissDrones has successfully delivered the requested results (highest-resolution images of defects captured in a continuous fly-by) in a recent challenge of the French power-line operator RTE. Thank you to [...]

HySpex’s Hyperspectral Imaging

December 05, 2020

We have recently verified and operated HySpex's hyperspectral payload (in partnership with Pergam-Suisse) on the SDO-50V2 allowing best-in-class BVLOS inspections with longer flight autonomy, increased safety, minimized pollution, and fewer [...]

Top 50 Global UAV Enterprise 2020

November 09, 2020

We are honored to announce that in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the global UAV industry, SwissDrones has been selected as one of the «Top 50 Global UAV Enterprises» by the World UAV Federation during the 4th Drone World [...]

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SwissDrones High-Tech Company

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

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