Bye Aerospace, Inc. Develops Small UAV
DENVER, Colorado - June 30, 2010 - Bye Aerospace, Inc. announced it is developing a small electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called the Silent Eagle.
The UAV will be designed for land-based and maritime operations, and will initially be intended for commercial security applications. Flight endurance is projected to be over four hours, with an operational radius in excess of five miles. The all-electric Silent Eagle requires minimal auxiliary equipment for launch or recovery operations.
George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the UAV will offer the operator flexibility never before available in the small UAV class. "Initial flight test results have been encouraging," he said. "We expect the Silent Eagle will substantially enhanced deployment options, reduce costs and benefit mission effectiveness."
Potential military applications include border patrol, visual and thermal reconnaissance and forward air control. In addition, potential civil applications include traffic control, pipeline and power line inspection, aerial law enforcement, forest fire detection and aerial photography.
About Bye Aerospace
Bye Aerospace, founded in 2007 and headquartered at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo., is applying clean energy solutions to innovative aircraft design for the business aviation and Department of Defense markets. The company also has offices in Albuquerque, N.M., and Scottsdale, Ariz.