UAVision have been developing UAS and subsystems since 2005.
The company initially started developing an autopilot system - the UXpilot - in 2005, that its now on version 9 and it's still the base of all our platforms.
Our ground control software UGCS it's a professional system highly tested and proven. Together with the UXpilot, it is currently being used by the Portuguese Air Force, Portuguese Navy, and many other customers around the world.
In 2009, UAVision started its aeronautical design and production department that has been responsible for the manufacturing of multiple aerostructures and, of course, all our entire unmanned systems.
In 2016, two new units were created, one to improve our long-range non-Line of Sight communications systems that lead to the development of our bulletproof IP C2 system Stormcomm and other one was the EO (electro-optical sensor) unit that designs and produce our UGS gimbal systems.
Our expertise and in-house manufacturing capability in multiple key areas of UAS gives us a unique capability to provide our customers with high-performance and reliable mission customized systems.
In 2016, UAVision entered the defense market, supplying technology and teaming up with several Air Forces from multiple countries, but especially with the Portuguese Air Force (PAF). This partnership forced UAVision to upgrade many of the OGASSA UAS and subsystems capabilities in order to adapt them to the PAF mission requirements. This led to major improvements not only on the OGASSA platforms but also in all UAVision C3 systems. Since then, the OGASSA UAS has performed several relevant operational missions both on land and sea operated by the Portuguese Air Force.
Some of these missions were of critical importance for the country - especially the forest fire monitoring missions. These missions started as a demonstration of capabilities in 2018 and were established as operational missions in 2019, with more than 230 hours of ISR missions in two months, and detecting more than 50 events, preventing one of the major threats to the country.
Forest fires claimed more than 100 lives in 2017.
In 2018, UAVision started a cooperation protocol with the Portuguese Navy that presented us a new challenge: operation from warships.
By incorporating all previous experiences, our team together with the Portuguese Navy start working on a new concept: the OGASSA Hybrid, a new version of the OGASSA but with VTOL capabilities. Since then, other UAVision UAS like the Spyro where fully integrated on the NPO class vessels. We completely adapted our systems to be deployed from moving platforms, incorporating gyrostabilization features on our stormcomm antennas and also integrating our C2 mission control software with Ship Radars, AIS and other key systems. In 2019, the 1st mission "Mar Aberto" was launched and during 90 days, through the south Atlantic, UAVision UAS were operationally used. In the 2019 NATO REP MUS exercise, UAVision introduced the OGS42V, showing its unique operational capabilities. The system is currently being integrated into the Portuguese Navy frigates Vasco da Gama Class. Moving forward with Portuguese Navy towards new and remarkable challenges!
UAVision has vast technical experience in different technologies, due to its multidisciplinary team with capabilities in aeronautics, electronics, IT, mechanics, and materials (composites).
Our teams can design, built, simulate and test all the systems and subsystems of an unmanned aerial platform, from mechanics and composite construction techniques to navigation and control algorithms.
Our R&D teams work on electronic circuit design, microprocessor programming, RF circuit design, aircraft design, mechanical design, control and artificial intelligence.
We have in-house capability for complete electronics assembly production line, four CNC machines (3 and 5 axes), CNC lathe (X, Z, and Y-axis) fiber laser cutting, robot composite trimming, and full composite workshop.
We are also specialized in the production of composite tooling.