Armed Forces now has first four “drones Atlântica”

Cutting-edge project delivers

Armed Forces chief visiting drones Atlântica project

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Admiral António Silva Ribeiro, yesterday morning visited the “Drones Atlantica ” project at the Regional Agency for Development and Research, Technology and Innovation (ARDITI) at Madeira Tecnopolo with the aim of monitoring developments relating to the “Drones Atlantica ” project, establishing the current situation and getting to know the future perspectives.

Admiral Silva Ribeiro was received by Clemente Aguiar, from the Board of Directors of ARDITI and the team responsible for the project.

Drones Atlantica focuses on the design, manufacture and testing of Class-I (mini) Drones, with innovative military features, and weighing 15 kilos, which will support special operations. The first four drones that resulted from this project were delivered yesterday to the Armed Forces, which will carry out the operational test and evaluation of these systems in real-life scenarios.

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A presentation last November of “drones atlântica”

This project is part of the SENTINELA ATLÂNTICA research program, the result of a protocol signed between the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Regional Government of Madeira, the University of Madeira and ARDITI, with the aim of developing robotic systems, remote sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles, for environmental surveillance and monitoring, particularly focused on the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The project will run until 2024 and, in the end, a ‘spin-off’ will be made of the same and possible eventual commercialization of the drones.

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