CybAero AB has, in collaboration with the Norwegian Coast Guard and Coastal Administration, carried out a series of flights with its APID 60 unmanned helicopter in arctic wind conditions up to gale force.
The missions were flown over the Arctic Ocean off the Norwegian town of Vardø on behalf of “Arctic UAS” (Arctic Unmanned Aircraft Systems).
The flights were carried out under realistic conditions in one of the world’s most weather exposed areas. In collaboration with, among others, the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel “KV Farm” and the rescue and service vessel “Nordman Earl”, applications were evaluated in fields such as search and rescue, shoreline surveillance and monitoring and controlling of oil recovery work. CybAero also simulated situations including reconnaissance and surveillance of smuggling and terrorist activities.