It all starts
Kite™ truly is a marvel of aerospace engineering. Modelled after the mighty Hercules military transport aircraft, Kite™ is the most adaptable drone in the market, with the ability to perform a huge range of services and carry many different payloads.
Featuring a modular system, Kite™ also maintains FAA certification standards without forgoing the ability to easily conduct in-field maintenance. If you don’t mind us saying so, she’s mighty easy on the eye too.
A platform built from experience
Building on the lessons of over 22,000+ flights, Kite™ provides world-leading range & payload combinations and advanced detect & avoid technology. Kite™’s superior safety profile is built with true fail-safe measures across every system to keep the skies safe.
The Kite can operate in heavy rain, 100% humidity, and within temperatures between - 10 and 55 c.
The Kite's digital parachute enables triple flight controller redundancy on every system.
The Kite offers seamless multirole capability, switching between transport, live video, mapping, and SAR configurations; without a single tool required.
The Kites have pass-through payload capability, with top and bottom payload access, enabling hand or automated dispatch, winch, and drop.
The Kite's modular design allows for easy in-field maintenance to be conducted while maintaining FAA certification standards.
What makes Kite™ brilliant?
Kite™ can travel up to 175km carrying 3kg of supplies (or 130km with 5kgs) at up to a blistering 200km p/hr.
Even in rough weather, Kite™ can still be relied on to fly up to 130km carrying a 3kg load around 90% of the time.
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.
A modular system enables maintaining FAA certification standards without forgoing the ability to easily conduct in-field maintenance keeps Kite™ flying reliably, combined with market leading payload and role equipment combinations to broach industry use cases.
Kite™ is made up of intelligent hardware modules, each capable of integrity self monitoring and maintaining their IOT device status with the aircraft’s Digital Twin. This enables robust automation of the quality control processes during both final assembly and field maintenance, reducing training requirements and simplifying logistics while improving safety.
Each Kite™ component is monitored, its action is tracked, and its decisions recorded by high-quality data flowing from the asset ecosystem into the Digital Twin, which uses AI to keep you safe.
With nothing more than an iPad, a pilot can use our operationally-proven GCS to monitor multiple autonomous aircraft simultaneously, from anywhere in the world.
Our proven communications suite enables low latency connectivity anywhere in the world by leveraging mobile internet, satellite communications, and regional specific direct links.
This innovative approach to communications enables Swoop Aero to operate in some of the most austere geographical locations, from remote communities in DR Congo to the Highlands and Isles of Scotland.
Planning is made easy with our cloud-based software.
Our flight route planning software platform includes automated checks preventing any breach of aircraft, airspace, or ground risk limits so as to ensure the airspace and aviation ecosystem remains agile, robust, and resilient.
Once a route is planned, checked by Swoop Aero’s software, and approved, version control and updates are managed centrally and processed automatically. This means an aircraft can never fly a non-approved route, and secure deliveries are guaranteed for every flight.