Robonic Ltd Oy to deliver KONTIO launcher to Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Tampere, Finland-based Robonic Ltd Oy has signed a contract that will result in the company delivering a third-generation KONTIO pneumatic launcher to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), which is expected to happen before the end of 2017.
The “high pressure pneumatic launcher” is designed to launch tactical UAS and target drones, and it is capable of catapulting different types of aerial target UAS. It is designed to launch air vehicles of up to “140 kg with a 70 m/s exit velocity or alternatively 500 kg at 37 m/s.”
Thanks to its large mass and speed envelope, the highly transportable universal launcher is “highly suitable” for various types of “targets or tactical unmanned aerial vehicle,” Robonic says.
“Delivery of our KONTIO launcher to FMV and Sweden is a major milestone to develop our market and the advanced solutions to meet the demands of the target drone market,” says Juha Moisio, Managing Director of Robonic.
“We are extremely proud of this contract with FMV. Thanks to this collaboration, various drone operators will benefit from the services of our launcher. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with FMV and building new partnerships.”