Bye Aerospace Selects BoldIQ for Silent Guardian Hybrid UAV

BoldIQ, the revolutionary optimization software company, will provide its fully integrated and automated flight operations management platform – Astro™ – with its built in optimization engine – Solver.
Through the application of sophisticated proprietary systems-based optimization, the Astro platform will enable customers of the Silent Guardian to plan and accomplish more missions at any time with a given number of aircraft, than with traditional planning methods. Furthermore, the Astro platform supports real-time optimized and actionable disruption management & recovery, and rapid automated scenario planning, thus adding a level of overall mission reliability for the customers.

The Astro system was developed to support a ‘management by exceptions’ doctrine. The high level of automation, intelligent rules engines, scalability and flexibility, will provide customers with the ability to manage the planning and ongoing operation of their fleet and missions with less personnel and to a higher degree of operational efficiency. This is another aspect of the superior value proposition offered by the Silent Guardian program.

The first of its kind hybrid UAV concept utilizes a turbofan engine for initial high performance takeoff and climb. Stored electric power and very advanced thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) provide energy for electric thrusters to enhance its extraordinary endurance, quiet operations and low emissions. Potential government applications for Silent Guardian include border patrol and homeland security, search and rescue, visual and thermal reconnaissance and forward air control. Potential civil applications include disaster and fire detection and management, energy and natural resource surveillance, large area border security, treaty, fishery and aerial law enforcement, extreme range cargo ship convoy protection, pipeline and power transmission line inspection, large area weather monitoring, including hurricane ‘hunting’ and satellite-like aerial photography, communication and data relay.

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