We are expanding drone technology for defense applications by bringing the best commercially available systems to the defense market for cost savings. Leveraging proven commercial performance for defense is using the best of both worlds.
We engineer systems using open commercial and defense standards. We won’t force your department into a strategy that acquires proprietary systems and components, reducing costs and facilitating development.
We are ready to meet the security and contractual requirements of defense acquisition. We have multiple, open IDIQ contracts for acquisition and are on the GSA schedule for expedited off the shelf component and system acquisition.
Altavian’s engineering philosophy is to use open architectures in our systems design. We’re committed to bringing these proven commercial open architectures to Group I UAS. Our technology stack for all aircraft, ground stations, and payloads are designed to integrate and interface with other components. There’s no proprietary ‘black box.’ This improves the acquisition process by fostering interoperability at both the system and subsystem level.
For both inter-vehicle and over the air communications, Altavian has adopted the de-facto standard drone communication protocol, MAVLink, for both commercial and defense applications. For defense applications, Altavian puts this behind an encrypted digital data link for secure communications.
Our aircraft are designed to be completely independent of their payloads. Coupled with MAVLink, defense and commercial customers can quickly and cost effectively integrate new capabilities on a proven and certified airframe. Modular Fusion payloads reduce acquisition cost and maximize utility.
Altavian produces a rugged, hardened, and strategically sourced autopilot module capable of meeting the stringent requirements of the defense market. This module controls all of Altavian’s platforms (Fixed-wing and Multirotor) and is a Pixhawk-compatible flight controller capable of running both the PX4 and APM codebase.
We are committed to supporting the men and women who defend our freedom. We are the #2 provider of sUAS components to the Army. Your team can work with us knowing that we’re familiar with the processes and procedures involved in defense contracting. Rely on the knowledge that we can hit deadlines and project goals consistently—it’s expected in defense work, and we meet those expectations.
Mapping is nothing new to the Nova F7200. It was purpose-built for commercial mapping. Those capabilities translate to a system that is highly proficient in change detection and aerial mapping. Geo-intelligence is one of the greatest strengths of the system, giving the war fighter a qualified tool for imagery down to 2CM GSD.
The Nova F7200 is the first tier-one multirole sUAS. Altavian’s specialized, modular payloads provide you flexibility. Easily switching from live aerial video feed to a mapping payload maximizes the warfighter’s capabilities. Swapping a payload can be done in less than five minutes in the field. Each payload is a solution that doesn’t require purchasing an entire, new drone platform solution.
Altavian provides a full line of components and systems for both the RQ-11 and RQ-20 systems. Our supply chain and integration is unparalleled as a second source vendor. We offer you unbeatable prices, saving your office money without sacrificing experience and quality.
The Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) EO/IR payload was custom-engineered to provide live video from the air vehicle to the war fighter. Fully integrated into the autopilot and GCS systems, the EO/IR gimbal payload is a tool for reliable live surveillance feed in the field for the war fighter.
The SIGINT payload was a custom-engineered payload for the Stiletto demonstrator program. It is the perfect example of the custom work our engineers can perform for defense projects. We built a new payload to report range and bearing at tunable radio frequencies, capable of finding a man overboard and more.
Altavian currently has multiple open IDIQ contracts enabling defense entities from around the country to easily acquire our components and systems. We are on the GSA schedule for part numbers and price-per-part for quick acquisition. We can help you eliminate the red tape that comes with system acquisition with our experience in the defense space.