June 1st, 2017 – Stony Mountain, Canada – Working with Lockheed Martin CDL Systems, MicroPilot Inc. has developed a Vehicle Specific Module (VSM) to communicate with STANAG 4586 compliant ground control station (GCS) software. This will enable MicroPilot customers to utilize Lockheed Martin’s many previously unavailable tools as part of its unmanned systems software ecosystem with over 1.5 million flight hours worldwide.
STANAG 4586 is a NATO standard interface for Unmanned Control System and UAV interoperability. MicroPilot was able to cooperate with Lockheed Martin CDL Systems to create the VSM to make MicroPilot autopilot’s able to communicate with Lockheed Martin’s mGCS software, which is STANAG 4586 compliant.
“We are pleased that MicroPilot has invested in to STANAG 4586 compatibility and specifically integration with Lockheed Martin CDL Systems.” Says John Molberg, Business Development manager at CDL systems. “We are two proud companies who have been in the unmanned systems market for decades. This investment allows Micropilot customers access to our unmanned systems software ecosystem. Users can utilize our STANAG 4586 enabled software, such as our mobile Ground Control Station, optimized for controlling multiple disparate small UAS systems for military, civil and commercial uses. Further, these users are now immediately compatible with our Hydra Fusion Tools companion software which creates a complete spatial picture of a drone’s operational environment, including the ability to create real-time 3D maps.”
MicroPilot customers now have more options and utilities than ever to get the most out of their MicroPilot autopilots and the STANAG 4586 compatibility provides opportunities and attractive options for new customers as well.
Started in 1994, with 1000 clients in over 85 countries, MicroPilot is the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and MAVs. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 autopilot manufacturer to bring to market an ISO 9001 sub 30 gram autopilot, triple redundant autopilot, and full-function general purpose autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed-wing, transitional, helicopter, and multirotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp SDK, and trueHWIL2.