ULYANOVSK, April 11. /TASS/. A group of companies, a producer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, drones) plans research of the Arctic’s infrastructures and climate during various projects, Head of Projects at the Moscow regional branch of the Unmanned Systems Group of Companies Alexander Zaletsky told TASS.
"We have big plans for using the equipment in the Arctic; this territory is developed actively now," he said. "We have long-term planning programs, including the infrastructures’ monitoring; we also have tasks to monitor oil and gas pipelines in that region, to monitor the ice situation there."
According to him, in the Arctic, the company can also fulfil scientific tasks, including monitoring the climate changes. Drones may be helpful in watching ecology safety of the ports, terminals, oil rigs.
"Our system’s advantage is that it flies for a long time - it may be flying up to five hours," he said. "Thus the apparatus could cover big distances, and this is most important in the Arctic conditions."
The company is cooperating with the Aviation Systems Research Institute, and with the Russian Geographical Society’s Expedition Center.
"We are ready to participate in any projects on the Arctic," he continued. "We have certain experience - the first expedition was in 2015, and later on - in 2017."
In 2018, the company’s specialists participated in an experiment on the Barneo drifting ice base, which the Russian Geographical Society organizes every year. The task was to see how the unmanned technologies may be used for watching the ice. The specialists used the Supercam S350 drone, which monitored more than 500 km of ice. The expedition’s results brought scientists to the conclusion that unmanned aerial vehicles may be used effectively to search for landing pads and to see icebergs’ hazardous floating towards drilling platforms.
Unmanned Systems design and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be used for video surveillance and aerial photography. Besides, the group of companies offers unmanned oil and gas pipelines surveillance services to fuel and energy companies and real-time mapping services using our drones. The main production facilities are located in Izhevsk. Service centers and dealers are in more than 20 cities and towns across Russia.