The multinational engineering & consultancy firm AERTEC Solutions, specialised in the aerospace sector and present in the world’s largest aeronautical programmes is committed to diversification and specialisation with its business line dedicated to the design and development of embedded systems for the aerospace & defence sector.
The company took part in Paris Airshow Le Bourget 2015 (June 15-21). The firm was showcasing its TARSIS platform, a hi-tech lightweight tactical unmanned aircraft (UAV/RPAS) designed for reconnaissance and surveillance missions, with integrated micro-missiles.
TARSIS forms part of the firm’s portfolio of embedded systems solutions, along with other innovations in guidance and control systems for unmanned aircraft.
This aerial platform was presented as a versatile, highly equipped solution, with the possibility of different configurations and missions. It has a wingspan of 5.2 metres, and is 2.9 metres long, and its operations can be developed using a conventional runway or via catapult with parachutes & airbags. Some of the main characteristics of TARSIS are: a maximum take-off weight of 65kg; a maximum payload of 12kg; and 8-15 hours’ autonomy. Additionally, it can reach cruising speeds of up to 110 km/h, and it is based on an internal combustion propeller engine, fed by batteries and an electrical generator.
“This is another step in the process of diversification in the aeronautical industry that we have been developing over the last few years. We are certain that these new products in the field of aerospace systems and aerial vehicles will be of interest to the large firms and key players that will be at Le Bourget 2015”, comments Pedro Becerra, Aerospace Director at AERTEC Solutions. The firm has reached this point having gained experience and know-how through systems projects for clients such as Airbus, Thales, OGMA-Embraer and the Spanish Ministry of Defence.
AERTEC Solutions, currently in an advanced stage of its internationalisation process, also aims to strengthen its position at the event in Paris as an “innovator in aeronautical industrialisation and manufacturing engineering, showcasing our advances in the field which has come to be known as the Factory of the Future”, points out David Doral, Manufacturing Engineering & Industry Director at the firm. In this sense, the company will present some of its current advances in the optimisation of engineering, manufacturing and assembly processes in the aerospace industry, along with improving efficiency and safety through concepts such as automation, simulation of production environments, remote assistance, haptic environments, sustainable lighting, RFID environments, etc.
All of these new technological environments will allow AERTEC Solutions to access no only new business niches linked to engineering, but also to new international markets of strategic interest to the company” states Antonio Gómez-Guillamón, CEO of the company.