The uncrewed system was integrated into Kinesis with AeroVironment’s Crysalis on Tomahawk Robotics’ KxM edge processor.
According to the Tomahawk Robotics website, Kinesis is an Android-based common control app that integrates with air and ground-based uncrewed systems and connects them to a suite of AI-enabled capabilities by pairing with a robotic platform.
The integration of RQ-11 will enable the operators to leverage the advantages of AeroVironment’s fixed-wing platform while controlling other robots through a single application.
The US Air Force (USAF) uses RQ-11B Raven for direct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, and target information.
Raven UAS has been used in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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AeroVironment focuses on the development of UAS, tactical missile systems, uncrewed ground vehicles, and high-altitude pseudo-satellites.
These devices are used by the US Department of Defense and more than 50 allied nations.
In a statement, Tomahawk Robotics said: “Crysalis, a next-generation integrated hardware and software-based ground control system that enables third-party command and control of compatible AeroVironment UAS and their payloads through Crysalis, provides additional capability to the warfighter.”
The company will now integrate AeroVironment’s RQ-20 Puma into Kinesis through Crysalis.
Last year, AeroVironment launched standardised modular payload interface kits for RQ-20B Puma tactical UAS under orders from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).