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Representing the best learnings of unparalleled operational experience and real world learning; Kite™ is the centrepiece of Swoop Aero’s complete technology platform for drone logistics, ready for urban skies and FAA certification.

The Kite™ technology stack

An aircraft built from experience

Building on the lessons of over 10,000 flights, Kite™ provides world-leading range & payload combinations and advanced detect & avoid technology with true redundancy across every system to keep the skies safe.

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Protected by the digital twin

Alongside the integrated software suite, our cloud builds and maintains a digital replica of each aircraft, combining it with high-quality data flowing from the asset ecosystem, analysed with AI to from our digital twin.

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All powered by the proven Swoop Aero platform

Configuration, Operations, & Airworthiness management

Each Kite component is monitored, action is tracked, and decision recorded by high quality data flowing from the asset ecosystem into the digital twin, which uses AI to keep you safe.

Integrated flight route planning

Planning is made easy with our cloud based software, centralising critical data from multiple sources & includes automated checks preventing any breach of aircraft, airspace, or ground risk limits.

Simultaneous communication links

Our proven communications suite enables low latency connectivity anywhere by leveraging mobile internet, satellite communications, and regional specific direct links.

One to many Ground Control Station (GCS)

Our operationally proven GCS is built to support one pilot monitoring multiple autonomous Kites simultaneously, from anywhere in the world; with nothing more than an iPad.

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World-leading range and payload combinations

With proven real-world performance, Kite™ can transport 3kg of supplies to 175km, or 5kgs to 130km at up to 200kmh.

 

We understand that weather can’t prevent the delivery of essential supplies and services, so Kite™ can fly 130km in 90% of wind conditions, with 3 kilograms of payload.

 

That’s our service guarantee.

Secure internal payload storage ready for winch, drop, and human dispatch

Kite™ has full pass-through payload capability, with top and bottom access available for the full volume.

 

This unique design enables hand or automated dispatch, winch, and drop, with one or two fully enclosed, individually releasable payload spaces available.

 

Your payload is safe from the elements, every time.

Switch batteries and role equipment in under 30 seconds

Switching between transport, live video, mapping, and SAR configurations takes under 30 seconds on Kite™, without a single tool required.

 

Our modular pod & shuttle approach allows manual loading for low and medium volume operations, and full automation with Swoop Aero docking stations for high volume operations.

 

From the sea to the Sahara, Kite™ seamlessly scales to meet your needs.

Advanced detect and avoid (DAA) to keep the skies safe

To unlock integrated airspace, options for highly advanced electro-optical, audio, and radial DAA technology is augmented by UTM integration, Remote ID, and ADS-B Out available as a standard offering on every Kite™ airframe.

 

Safety through DAA technology is catalysed by our advanced flight control algorithms that continuously monitor the airspace and maintain complete situational awareness to make avoidance manoeuvres automatically.

 

Your skies are safe with Kite™.

True redundancy across every system

Representing the best learnings of unparalleled experience; Kite™ offers complete redundancy across the Swoop Aero avionics stack and communications architecture.

 

We’ve augmented our avionics with on-board intelligence to keep your missions safe, monitoring aircraft systems in real-time and making decisions before a system fails.

 

Proven in the field, Kite™ systems architecture provides reliability you can trust.

Join the Pioneers program for early access

The Pioneers Program is open exclusively to trusted organisations who want to operate drone logistics at scale.

Spaces are limited, with early access to the Kite available from January 2022.

Get in touch to apply to join today.

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Join the Pioneers program for early access

The Pioneers Program is open exclusively to trusted organisations who want to operate drone logistics at scale.

Spaces are limited, with early access to the Kite available from January 2022.

Get in touch to apply to join today.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.