Procurement covers navy’s urgent demand and underlines ESG’s competence as a comprehensive system support company for unmanned aircraft systems
With the assignment for procurement and certification at the overall aircraft level, as well as the comprehensive system support of an unmanned aircraft system, the competence of ESG as an aviation company, as well as integrator and operator of complex systems has once more been recognized.
The procurement of 3 Puma AE II systems (à 2 aircraft systems) of AeroVironment closes the German navy’s capability gap in the field of airborne reconnaissance systems at their disposal for the tactical close-range maritime environment and complements the Bundeswehr’s UAS-portfolio with an internationally mission-proven UAS. „Through our partnership with AeroVironment, a leading provider of tactical UAS, we achieved to place precisely the system at the navy’s disposal, which they require to significantly expand their reconnaissance capabilities“, states Christoph Weber, head of business division Defence and Public Security.
With a weight of 6 kg and a range of 20 km, as well as the ability to be hand-launchable and to land on water, the employed UAS provides a high level of reconnaissance during day and night via the use of high performance Mantis i45 sensors.
For fifty years, ESG has been one of Germany’s leading companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, security-relevant, electronic and IT systems. More than 1700 employees around the world provide logistics, system development, training and consultancy services for military, government and industry customers. ESG is also a certified aviation company for the aviation equipment of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J and LBA Part G and LBA Part 145. As a special systems company for command & control systems, mission avionics, logistic services, simulation and training, as well as specific special mission systems, we offer customised solutions and products and take responsibility for the operation of complex comprehensive systems. Hardware-independent process and technology consultancy is one of ESG’s key areas of expertise.