IDE (INTRACOM Defense Electronics) and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) signed a contract for the development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). In the frame of the agreement, IDE cooperates with the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery of the Mechanical Engineering Department of AUTh.
More specifically, the AUTh has undertaken the design and study of the aeronautical and mechanical section, while IDE is the main contractor and responsible for the integration of all state of the art electronic, observation, data transfer and telemetry systems as well as for ground stations for command and control. In parallel, UAS will be a platform of incorporating products and services of other specialized Hellenic companies, while testing of the UAS is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
The aim of the cooperation is the best possible use of public and private resources and capabilities, exploiting to the maximum possible extent the high expertise and investments in the country.