Teamnet Group announces collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space
The aeronautic and defence company is the provider of the data communication system and on-board computer for Signus prototype
Bucharest, 30th of September 2015 – Teamnet Group, a leading IT&C integrator in the region, announces collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space. Airbus is the supplier for developing the solution for the broadband data communications system and on-board computer for a new unmanned aircraft called Signus.
Teamnet is actively involved in research and development of UAV (unmanned aircraft) technology, with the objective of contributing to the design and integration of innovative solutions for collecting accurate real-time data from the air. The company develops and integrates the following elements: on-board computer, the sensor system needed to collect data, computerized navigation system and air platform. Airbus Defence & Space will provide the solution for secure broadband data transmission and the mission system, as well as its expertise in integration and operation.
“After more than 100 years since the first flight of the aviation pioneer Aurel Vlaicu, we are pleased to mark an important milestone in the history and the aviation industry in Romania: the Signus prototype, which can operate over the Black Sea at a distance of 200 km, for the safety of the sea and land border. The unmanned aircraft Signus will have a significant impact for data collection and monitoring of the areas of interest, by providing easy access to the innovative solutions needed by the public and private organizations in the region.”
CEO Teamnet Group
The Signus prototype was designed to operate at a maximum speed of 230 km/h. With a maximum 100 kilograms take-off weight, Signus can reach 3,000 meters height. The system is interoperable with the same command and control station which the Hirrus aircraft is operated with, providing customers with both tactical and operational capabilities.
Through innovative technologies and the high level of performance, the unmanned aircraft will conduct complex actions of monitoring and collecting data in real time from the ground, with great benefits in areas such as emergency situations, agriculture, environment, transport or energy, but also in national and border security. For example, Signus will be able to collect real-time data in emergency situations such as fires, floods or landslides, will supervise and monitor the environment and climate change, flora and fauna in protected areas, pollution levels in the atmosphere, road, rail or sea routes, as well as critical infrastructures.
“We work together with academic research institutions such as Faculties of Aeronautics, Automation, Electronics and Computer Science, because, with them, we want to overcome the current limitations of the technology and put Romania back on the country map with a tradition in the aviation, this time, in the UAV technology”, added Bogdan Padiu.
Teamnet Group invests annually over 10% of its turnover in research and development projects.
With a 13 years experience, Teamnet is one of the leading IT&C integrators in Romania.
The Group recorded a 93 million euros turnover n 2014 and was included, for the seventh consecutive year, in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe top. Also, Teamnet is the only Romanian company listed as “Big 5” in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe 2013 top, being ranked the third in the to.
About Airbus Defence and Space:
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by joining business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is the defence and space enterprise number 1 in Europe, the second aeronautic business worldwide and among the top ten companies in the world in the defence field. The company has over 38,000 employees, generating revenues of approximately € 13 billion annually.