Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology is displaying an
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it developed at the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.
The institute rivals its Chinese counterparts in the development of UAVs, said Alex Ma, head of the institute’s aeronautical system division. The institute’s UAV has an autopilot capable of taking off and landing unassisted, he said. There is no evidence suggesting that the Shendiao, the latest UAV from China’s “Condor” drone series, has the same capability, Ma added.
Although the institute has yet to name the UAVs it has been developing, the institute’s staff members have dubbed them “big airplanes,” said Ma.
In addition to its autopilot, Taiwan has developed other UAV technology such as the coordination of multiple aircraft by a single pilot, retransmitting signals through a UAV, remote-controlling UAV through the internet and transmitting real-time images from a UAV, said Ma. The technology is designed for UAVs carrying out reconnaissance missions. [FULL STORY]