Eurosatory 2014

Working together unmanned (ES14E5)

20 June 2014

What better option than combining unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to peek over the horizon when moving into hostile territory? Estonia’s Eli Military Simulations (Hall 6, Stand K76) joined forces with Switzerland’s RUAG (Hall 6, Stand J201/Hall 5, Stand J850) to develop this very solution.

The ELIX-XL unmanned multirotor being launched automatically from RUAG’s unmanned Eagle 4 vehicle produced an eye-catching joint display at Eurosatory’s live demonstration.

“In the conflict zone, this solution provides commanders with a realistic overview and picture of the surrounding area,” noted Priit Leomar, head of Eli’s unmanned technologies division. “The new product merges the top tier competencies of both companies.”

Eli is participating jointly with other Estonian defence companies, with funding derived from the European Regional Development Fund, and it is the first time that a defence company from Estonia is demonstrating its product at Eurosatory. According to Kuldar Väärsi, chief executive of Estonia’s defence industry association, their products have real market potential in the global security and defence sectors.

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