Insitu will incorporate Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology into its line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack.
Persistent Systems has entered into several five-year agreements with UAV manufacturers, including Martin UAV and Raytheon, Louis Sutherland, vice-president of business development for Persistent Systems, told Jane’s .
What makes each agreement unique is that Persistent Systems must take a different approach for integrating its MPU5 radio not just into the different company UAVs, but the different product lines within each company, Sutherland noted.
“When we integrate [the MPU5] we try to do it in a way that makes it the most optimal for their platform, but frankly there is a unique discussion for each platform because some companies have more than one,” he said.
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