Radai: Redefining Mineral Exploration Processes

Top 10 Unmanned System Companies in Europe - 2020

In the recent past, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly popular, compelling operators of technology to find more practical and innovative uses of the same. While the use of UAS solutions penetrates deep down to various sectors, it has immensely helped the aerospace and defence paradigm. With embedded computing, coupled with RF and microwave components, driving many of the operations of the UAS–from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads, UAS has currently become the preferred weapon in the defence and civil airspace. Waking up to this important realisation, defence departments across the globe are investing heavily in technology to strengthen their unmanned systems. One such instance is the use of advanced machine learning algorithms to make the UAS autonomous that helps to improve machine response through flight control systems, in-flight mission management, distributed data fusion and automatic target recognition/engagement.

As a matter of fact, with more processing power being packed smaller parts onto the UAS, available inputs from multiple sensor systems can be processed onboard to provide better situational awareness and autonomous decision-making ability. This leads to better design of UAS, faster processing speeds, and highly evasive manoeuvres. Also, increasing autonomy contributes to interoperability among different systems through standard hardware and software architecture. It further results in a reduction in the requirements from Ground Control Stations, thereby reducing costs. To add, making the UAS autonomous also helps in precise aerial refuelling by extending the carrier power projection.

In order to assist the companies in the defence realm in shoring up their capabilities, we have compiled this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review. In this edition, we have listed top 10 unmanned system solution providers in Europe 2020 and top 10 unmanned system consulting/service companies in Europe 2020to highlight the companies that can help you escalate your chances of success. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted unmanned system solution providers and consulting/service companies are transforming the defence landscape at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the aerospace and defence sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Unmanned System Solution Providers in Europe 2020 and Top 10 Unmanned System Consulting/ Service Companies in Europe 2020.”

    Top Unmanned System Companies in Europe

  • Radaiis focused on simplifying the mineral exploration process through its physical and geophysical measurement techniques, data analysis, and specialist services.Unlike the standard ground and aeroplane surveys that only yield either scalar or vector measurements, Radai’s UAVs are designed to produce a flexible combination of both. Radai’s high-performance survey systems can easily detect and determine the magnetic fields in the ground, thus creating more accurate depictions of underground resources. The survey systems are carried by fixed-wing drones operating on electric motors. Clients can launch two drones within an interval of 30 minutes that can fly at a speed of 70kmph. Notably, the company holds the record of surveying one thousand kilometres in one single day


  • UAV Works specialises in innovation, research, and development in the field of aeronautical engineering. As a company born from talent and experience, the philosophy of UAV Works is to make its projects the epitomes of excellence. The company bases its foundation on the convertible UAV/UAS concept with VTOL features that offers great autonomy, functionality, and versatility to the customers. With its unique aircraft platform, UAV Works offers comprehensive solutions oriented to courier messaging, mapping, and surveillance. It leverages robust UAS systems and UAV fleet managed through 3G/4G mobile networks




    3D TARGET was founded to provide assistance, products, rental, and training courses about Non Destructive Test to every company, professional and PA. They have active agreements and partnerships with the leading brands in the sector. 3D TARGET wants to be leader for quality in assistance before and after sale. The goal is to provide comprehensive support for all hardware and software products offered Laser Scanner, Thermal Image Camera, Tracking System, General Test & Measurement Instruments, Photographic and 360° picture immersive solutions, etc



    AERACCESS Group has been successful in developing innovative and complete airborne technological solutions for complex missions in hostile or constrained environments, for both indoor and outdoor applications, for the last 7 years. Being a World leading manufacturer of military grade UAV solutions operating in harsh environments, they have earned respect and recognition at a worldwide level, as attested by the numerous awards received. Their services are aimed at a demanding international clientele in terms of safety and efficiency, mainly in the Security, Defense, and Nuclear market



    Atmos UAV is a high-tech company that designs and manufactures reliable aerial observation and data gathering solutions for professional users. It all originated from a project at the Technical University of Delft. With the support of its faculty of Aerospace Engineering, it grew into the fast-growing spin-off company Atmos UAV. The company specializes in land surveying, mining, precision agriculture, forestry and other mapping related applications. Atmos UAV is currently hiring to accommodate its rapid expansion

  • Auterion


    At Auterion they care about providing enterprise with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. They’re leaders in an open-source movement bigger than ourselves and they’ve been on the same mission for over a decade, since the co-founder Lorenz Meier created Pixhawk, MAVLink, QGC, and PX4 (the world’s most widely used open-source drone autopilot operating system). Its mission is to be the drone platform of choice for enterprise, government, and drone manufacturers while accelerating the drone industry by driving forward open standards to create a common, future-proof roadmap in a thriving, open ecosystem of buyers and vendors

  • Droniq GmbH

    Droniq GmbH

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are appearing in the skies. These unmanned aircraft systems can carry out a range of jobs more quietly, more cost efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly way than conventional alternatives. Unlike other aircraft, however, such devices cannot be seen by radar. This severely restricts their potential uses at the moment. Droniq has a solution – drones can be integrated safely and sustainably into airspace using innovative mobile communications technology. Flights beyond the operator's line of sight are now possible

  • GeoInspect Ltd

    GeoInspect Ltd

    Geoinspect introduces the Velos helicopter for ariel surveys. Velos UAV offers very high levels of stability. The custom designed variable geometry blades, together with the full body fuselage, further increase the performance of the ship making it not only very stable in strong winds, but also capable of very high cruising speeds.Their team is experienced and fully equipped to provide professional and reliable aerial data. With the use of drones they carry out such mapping tasks infinitely more efficient than traditional methods can ever achieve

  • Imint


    Imint is a Swedish senior software enterprise in intelligent sensor and data analysis. The company drives the development of visionary products and solutions that create leaders of innovation. Imint is the company behind the world leading video enhancement software platform Vidhance that is currently deployed in 250+ million devices. Imint has 15 years of experience developing cutting edge video enhancement software for the consumer and industrial market



    With 40 years experience in the research, development and production of laser rangefinders, distancemeters and scanners RIEGL delivers proven innovations in 3D. The combination of RIEGL's state-of-the-art hardware for terrestrial, industrial, mobile, airborne, bathymetric and UAV-based laser scanning with appropriate, equally innovative RIEGL software packages for data acquisition and processing results in powerful solutions for multiple fields of application in surveying. The company has always been committed to delivering the highest performance, quality, reliability, and longevity of all its products and services, and strict adherence to applicable international standards is a priority