Project type: Privately Funded
Participants: 2 Private Companies.
TAF Helicopters commissioned CATUAV to develop a new and improved version of the ARGOS platform to complement the services it has provided with helicopters since 1963. The main objective was to monitor forest fires with a thermal camera at night, flying during the time when manned airplanes are not allowed to operate. During the project CATUAV developed a new launching ramp that allowed the system to be operated anywhere, a parachute recovery system for emergency landing and updated the design, software and systems of the first ARGOS, which was substituted by ARGOS 2.