by Peter le Hew, MTSI
The Rapid Aerial Employment System (RAES) allows loitering fixed wing aircraft to emplace a “hovering” payload on or above the ground and retrieve it. This platform agnostic system leverages the speed and range of fixed winged aircraft but provides the remote emplacement and extraction typically associated only with helicopters.
What drives you?
Getting capabilities to those who need it and addressing gaps in operations.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Being platform agnostic, RAES could provide a unique runway independent approach for folks to deliver their cargo or payloads to remote locations.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Autonomy through not just UAS is allowing for new approaches to how we use the air domain.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Game changing – from unmanned cargo, to Uber Air concepts and amazon delivery from the air, we change the speed of transport and mobility.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Policy and public perception.
RAES provides helicopter like cargo capabilities to fixed winged aircraft.