Both technologies may be used simultaneously with UAV Navigation’s autopilots to create a seamless and safe environment for UAV missions.

Madrid, July 27th, 2022. – UAV Navigation has recently enhanced its long-term collaboration with both Sagetech Avionics, Inc. and Iris Automation for the integration of transponders and real-time computer vision to improve the sense and avoid capabilities of its flight control solutions.

Sagetech’s MX family of transponders and Iris Automation’s innovative detect and avoid Casia® systems provide the VECTOR autopilot with the capability to detect uncooperative crewed and uncrewed aircraft in its airspace and autonomously or manually take corrective action, avoiding potential collisions.

Transponders are devices that transmit position and attitude parameters from an aircraft in flight to a local control tower or compatible receiver. Sagetech’s FAA Certified ADS-B IN/OUT transponder feeds the UAV Navigation flight control system with real-time information about a suitably equipped aircraft in flight so that it can be displayed directly within Visionair, the ground control station software.

Iris Automation’s Casia computer vision systems leverage AI and deep learning algorithms to detect surrounding air traffic, , facilitating automated or manual deconfliction and the prevention of collisions.

These integrations enhance the operational safety of aircraft using UAV Navigation’s system and create a benchmark for the detection and avoidance of cooperative and non-cooperative air traffic in the UAV sector.

UAV Navigation is keenly aware that one of the most significant challenges facing the aviation industry is the coexistence of numerous crewed and uncrewed platforms within a single airspace. This collaboration enables direct compatibility with the products from the three companies and allows straightforward integration within a single, intuitive interface from which the UAV operator can monitor and control the mission.

About UAV Navigation – Grupo Oesía

UAV Navigation is a private company with 100% Spanish capital. It has specialized in the design of guidance, navigation and control solutions (GNC) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) since 2004. The flight control solutions are characterized by their reliability and robustness, being used on all kinds of platforms and under all weather conditions. These include high-performance tactical unmanned aircraft, VTOL fixed wing platforms, aerial targets, mini-UAVs and helicopters.  

UAV Navigation is part of the multinational Oesia Group, a Spanish group of companies with more than 45 years experience designing, developing and maintaining cutting-edge technology for the Security, Defense and Aerospace sectors; it also has a long history of work in avionics for national level projects. The Oesia Group is involved in the whole system life cycle (design, development, qualification and maintenance) of critical and non-critical flight systems for Eurofighter EF-2000, A-400M, F-18, C-295, P3-B Orión or MH-60R. The Group is now involved in the most challenging UAV projects, such as the FCAS/NGWS, Eurodrone and SIRTAP.

Oesia Group has over 3,500 employees with 15 offices in Spain and America. It is working on projects in 23 different countries with the main purpose of creating a better, more efficient, safer and sustainable world. UAV Navigation uses a worldwide network of distributors to supply its cutting-edge capabilities around the world.

About Iris Automation

Iris Automation is a safety avionics technology company pioneering on and off board perception systems and aviation policy services that enable customers to build scalable operations for crewed and uncrewed aircraft; unlocking the potential of countless industries. Iris’ Casia system runs either onboard the aircraft or in a ground-based configuration. We work closely with civil aviation authorities globally as they implement regulatory frameworks ensuring BVLOS is conducted safely, partnering on multiple FAA ASSURE and BEYOND UAS Integration Programs and Transport Canada’s BVLOS Technology Demonstration Program. Visit

About Sagetech Avionics

Sagetech Avionics is an aerospace technology company empowering safe flight in crewed and uncrewed aircraft with certifiable situational awareness solutions. 

Currently serving military and civil duty on a broad range of UAV platforms, Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and offer decades of program experience, certifications, and millions of flight hours to deliver maximum value over the life of an unmanned platform. Today, Sagetech is expanding its technology platform to create comprehensive, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. 

Every day, Sagetech works in concert with its extensive ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board.

More information: David Pinta ( / M. +34 633 113 943)

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