DATE: 10 July 2015
Lithuanian technology institute joins Neva consortium
Neva Aerospace has welcomed Lithuania’s Space Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) as a member of its consortium. The agreement ironed at the air-show of “Le Bourget” in France, follows years of informal collaboration between two like-minded organisations: both recognise the importance of establishing a robust platform for sharing knowledge in enabling the development of the highly advanced concepts that will shape the future.
Neva Aerospace is already active in Lithuania, where it conducts flight tests of prototype UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems).
The new consortium agreement sows the seeds for Neva’s vision of a pan European UAS Consortium; and other consortium members will be formally announced in the coming months.
SSTI is a non-governmental organization established in 2010 by Lithuanian Space Association to foster aerospace and defence research and development. It actively promotes technology transfer to business sector, with innovation tailored to fit customers’ needs. Recent SSTI activities have included development of components of nano satellites, antiaircraft aerial targets and mini UAV’s for reconnaissance applications. Having strong ground in research and technology allows us to deliver tailored innovation to fit our customers’ needs.
SSTI’s specific expertise in UAVs incudes the development of aerial observation System working and development of UAVs for border monitoring applications. SSTI has received project finance from the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA).
Neva Aerospace co-founder and Chairman Robert Vergnes said: “It has always been our vision to build a consortium that crosses borders and technologies, and with SSTI we gain access to some of the best minds in space research. They achieved great success in testing UAVs and in building and launching nano-satellites. Among the only one in Europe.”
“Neva’s vision of heavy-duty, industrial UAS involves bringing together very advanced technologies from turbine design, to robotics, communications and collision avoidance, is for us the way to go for the UAVs and nano-satellites development. We are confident that Neva’s consortium model of collaboration will unleash the synergy between us.” Said Dr. Domantas Brucas, SSTI Director.
About Neva Aerospace:
Following five years’ intensive development project work by a talented international team of engineers and designers, Neva Aerospace Limited has been established to develop and commercialise unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions based on a set of core, internationally patent-protected technologies.
Neva benefits from a clear technical lead in the development of the next generation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV). Working in collaboration with potential enterprise customers across key industries and with complementary technology providers, Neva is poised to introduce world-class technology across global markets.
Founded in 2009 as a project, Neva Aerospace Ltd. will offer turnkey solutions based on autonomous, low-emission aerial robotic platforms capable of carrying 10 to 2,000 kilogram payloads. Our systems are designed to perform precise tasks and services. Capable of both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as horizontal flight, they have the precision needed for industrial robotic work and/or congested urban environments. Neva is building as a consortium company via partnership with key B2B clients (e.g. oil & gas, construction, agribusiness, etc.), technology suppliers (e.g. designers and manufacturers of turbines, controls, anti-collision systems, etc.) as well as financial investors.
About SSTI (KTMI):