St. John’s Company Aims High with Drone Technology

December 18, 2018 – The Federal Government is supporting projects at Seamatica Aerospace that will contribute to the company’s growth and enable it to acquire new equipment to demonstrate the effectiveness of its drone (unmanned aerial system or UAS) technology. Seamatica Aerospace (SMA) is conducting land-based trials of its GuardianEye anti-collision system for the Royal Canadian Navy, which will enable safe operation of drones beyond visual line of sight. New hardware components for the GuardianEye will help SMA demonstrate the system to the Navy, while a permanent installation of the…

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Snyper drone clears path for future systems

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy is operating in an increasingly complex environment, and is monitoring the potential of future innovations to keep its defense systems and strategies ahead of the curve so that potential threats do not become dangerous realities. One of the current innovations the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is testing are micro and mini drones. Drones are a threat that has evolved over time. As they get smaller and harder to detect, and as they gain new capabilities like the ability to connect multiple drones…

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RCN on Track to Acquire Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Director of Naval Requirements (DNR) is leading the first phase of the Unmanned System programme with the acquisition of a family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that can be operated from all Canadian Warships in order to provide near real-time intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) information. Over the last decade, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has maintained its course in investigating and developing a robust Unmanned System program. As a force multiplier, the UAS will provide information required to extend a commander’s situational awareness, increase interoperability with…

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