MicroPilot Autopilot Featured at the World's Largest Land Defense and Security Tradeshow
MicroPilot's MP2128HELI autopilot flew a French-made unmanned helicopter at a world-renowned land defense and security tradeshow last month. MP2128HELI's robust control and comprehensive feature set fueled HoverEye-EX's success.
July 10, 2012 - Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada - MicroPilot's MP2128HELI autopilot performed with confidence at the world's largest exhibition of land forces and homeland security products. Eurosatory, the prominent land defense and security tradeshow, was held this past June, outside Paris, France.
MicroPilot's MP2128HELI flew one of the exhibition's highlighted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Bertin Technologies, a French-based engineering company, chose MicroPilot's MP2128HELI autopilot for its HoverEye-EX. The HoverEye-EX, known for efficient tactical vertical take-off and landing, offers quick deployment and autonomous mission profiles.
The HoverEye-EX, a turbine powered helicopter UAV, performed spectacularly in front of Eurosatory's 1,433 exhibitors and 53,000 attendees from around the globe. The UAV flew six times daily and captured video with its high definition PTZ camera system. The footage provided onlookers with an aerial view of flying scenarios in real-time.
MicroPilot's decades of experience in UAVs and especially helicopter UAVs was a key enabler in the success of Bertin's unmanned helicopter. "MicroPilot made its mark as the brains behind Bertin's well-performing HoverEye-EX," says Howard Loewen, MicroPilot President. "The fact that this helicopter was included in the show's live demonstration is a testament to the reliability and many safety features incorporated into all of our autopilots." adds Loewen.
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