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Unmanned Systems Group Taps Clear-Com for Critical Communications

Uses Eclipse-PiCo Matrix, Tempest 2400 wireless systems during launch and pilot demos

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN─ Unmanned Systems Group, a supplier of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, has purchased Clear-Com intercom systems for its launch and pilot demonstrations.

With Clear-Com’s Eclipse-PiCo Digital Matrix System and Tempest 2400 Digital Wireless Intercom System, the operations crew is now able to efficiently coordinate the launch and piloting of the aircraft whether they are at the ground control station or on the runway. With each future aircraft that it supplies, UMS also plans to provide customers with the same systems for their operations.

“The operation of UMS’ RPAS requires precise collaboration between operations personnel. Due to the clear sound, flexibility and many intercom options of the Clear-Com solution, our staff members have highly intelligible and reliable communications to ensure safety and accuracy,” said David Cummins, USG flight operations manager. “We selected the Clear-Com equipment for its multi-user capabilities. Now, the pilots have many separate channels for private conversations with the sensor operator or the crew chief, or both simultaneously. At any given time, they can select the people they want to speak with while simultaneously transmitting on the two-way radio.”

The company plans to install the Eclipse system with V-Series panels in the GCS for demonstrations. The Tempest2400 wireless BeltStations will be used by members on the runway for launching and piloting the aircraft. Both the Eclipse matrix and Tempest systems are linked to the two-way radios in air traffic control, allowing all users on the system to communicate.