Most branches of the United States military operate drones in one capacity or another. Spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned surface vessels (USVs), and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) is at an all-time high. The 2020 Pentagon request asked for nearly a tenfold increase to the Navy’s spending on large, unmanned surface vehicles. Clearly, unmanned systems are the latest generation of capabilities for navies around the world.
Combining the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence to enhance autonomy, these unmanned vessels are used to explore and neutralize hazardous areas, collect valuable data, conduct reconnaissance, and more. Up next, robots may be used to support soldiers in complex conflict zones.
Our customer is a defense and security company with a full offering of unmanned solutions for civil and military applications. Within their product lineup is a platform that integrates automatic identification systems, radar, and electro-optic devices for maritime missions. This rotary unmanned air system (RUAV) is designed for short-range military missions: escorting a Navy vessel through chokepoints, detecting illegal migration of individuals, and more.
The customer needed a ground control station for the RUAV.
Custom MegaPAC L2 as UAV Ground Control Station.
Acme designed a custom MegaPAC L2 for this project. The MegaPAC L2 is the perfect starting point with dual 23” displays, semi-rugged build, and high-performance graphic capabilities. We also provided a custom keyboard that included a numeric pad but no touchpad. Other hardware upgrades included a higher end power supply and components that could withstand high humidity settings.