Last Update September 14, 2018


  • Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, Spacecraft & related equipment
  • Electrical, Electronics & Electro-optics
  • IT, Computing and Software
  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation, Targeting, Surveillance
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)

Automasjonsutvikling AS, specializes in electronics and engineering. Examples of partners and products, the company has assisted with in recent years:

  • DELL,
  • Siemens,
  • Tandberg (emergency calls),
  • CAD,
  • AGP (computer science),
  • Trysil Machine (road marking),
  • Agder flyskole (simulator),
  • GB Flight Therminator,
  • Kongsberg DA ( tripod),
  • Agder Energi, KDA (remote DT system),
  • Hønefoss Wrappers,
  • Odin Aero,
  • Kongsberg Microfly,
  • HAPRO (electronics card),
  • KDA and FLO-I (technology),
  • FLO (powerbox) in par. m. Rodian + HAPRO,
  • NATO (default 4586 and 4660) (studiegr.),
  • EADS (UAV),
  • Kongsberg Maritime (link 16 deconflicting connection parts),
  • Ericsson (crypto SMS),
  • Tandberg Television,
  • MS-bikes,
  • Trysil Maskin (in cooper . m. Research),
  • FFI (UAVs sharing systems STANAG),
  • Rockwell Collins USA,
  • My Defence (cooperation),
  • Hoards,
  • Innovation Norway,
  • Norwegian School in Horten (UAV Web-Up).


AU offers Software Development either as a part of a team or be in charge of the total software development. AU consultants has a vast experience in using multiple platforms and program languages.


With the wealth of knowledge and experience that AU possesses in the field of Hardware and Firmware Design it provide its customers with the skills and ingenuity that is required to meet their requirements.

AU can be a part of a development team or represent the Hardware and Firmware design authority in a larger project.


AU assists and helps customer from the initial product or system idea and develop. With it extensive knowledge and know-how AU will bring the ideas to life and ready to hit the market.


AU has over the years accumulated at widely acknowledged Project and Program Management skills. AU provides its customers highly skilled Managers to assist in running successful programs and projects.


The main strength of AU's fixed-wing Xr-T9 is its ability to remain in the air for extended periods of time, often beyond the maximum time a pilot is allowed to fly. Equipped with fuel cell and solar panels the Xr-T9 can remain airborne for up to 72 hours with a maximum range of up to 5,040 km.

Military Applications
Recent conflicts have demonstrated the effective utility of UAVs, and are fast becoming an integral part of military operations worldwide. They boost the efficiency of military forces by performing a range of routine, arduous and dangerous missions that help keep personnel out of the line of fire. UAVs are routinely deployed as remote sensing platforms performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. They may also be used as radio relays for beyond line of sight (BLoS) and over the air crypto re-keying. A number of sensors can be fitted including:

  • electromagnetic sensors (visual and infrared cameras)
  • radar, biological, and chemical sensors for the detection  of airborne biological and chemical agents.
  • target acquisition

Civilian Applications
The Xr-T9 has a number of advantages that could be exploited in Industry, the emergency services and within scientific research. The mining industry for instance could make use of the Xr-T9's high endurance for mapping large swathes terrain and for detecting potential mineral deposits.

Indeed the Xr-T9 is ideal for all manner of geological survey and mapping where the purpose is to gain a "bigger picture".

Another advantage to having automated "eyes in the sky" is the potential for rapid response to emergencies as demonstrated by their successful use in forest fire monitoring in the US. UAVs have also been proposed as platforms to monitor extreme weather phenomena such as hurricanes and to assess hard to reach disaster zones.

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The main strength of AU's rotary-wing Xr-T8 is that it is highly maneuverable and unlike its fixed-wing counterparts is not constrained by flight patterns and minimum airspeeds. As a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft the Xr-T8 is a highly responsive and flexible aerial platform that requires no runway or launching equipment. This makes the Xr-T8 particularly useful for tasks where space is limited, for example in urban warfare operations, or to perform "fly on the wall" surveillance by law enforcement officers in the field.

Military Applications
Rotary-wing UAVs are increasingly being deployed in military operations as remote sensing platforms performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions; as tactical combat aircraft; and as communications relays.

The high manoeuvrability of the Xr-T8 makes it well suited to reconnaissance tasks. Having the ability to see over hills or buildings or even through woodland via infrared sensors can give real-time information concerning terrain, personnel, and potential hazards in the vicinity. This provides a real tactical advantage but also helps to keep front line reconnaissance teams safe.

Civilian Applications
The Xr-T8 has many potential civilian applications including operations within the emergency services such as inspecting the stability of collapsed structures, performing search and rescue tasks and assessing road traffic incidents.

The slower operational speeds of the Xr-T8 make it ideal for routine inspections of oil platforms, bridges and nuclear facilities. And particularly suited to the checking of pipelinesand power transmission lines that often run through isolated and difficult terrain.

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AU's UAV Generic Control Station (GCS) is a single, lightweight computer control station for easy and portable handling.


  • Multiple vehicle control
  • Cross-platform UAV control: aerial, ground and submersible types for increased interoperability
  • Live video display, with ground stabilizing and scenery tracking features
  • Moving map display shows position and heading, both for UAV and sensor. Also displays GCS position and distance between UAV and GCS
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) support for topographic information; shows height AGL at waypoints, and can do collision estimates
  • Artificial horizon, with elevation, heading, speed, and controller commands
  • Tracking range dependent on radio equipment, the software has no tracking limitation
  • TCP/IP communication to radio equipment


  • UAVs can be flown by point-and-click, by joystick, or by predefined routes
  • Sensors are controlled either by pointing with the mouse or joystick on the live video or by prede ning the target
  • Supports complex emergency routes
  • Engineering mode for setup and tuning
  • Can be used with software in the loop (SIL) or hardware in the loop (HIL) simulator for testing and training


  • Supports logging of both telemetric data and video
  • Supports exporting of selected telemetric data and video to other equipment (using a separate LAN card for protection)
  • Can import/export routes to external equipment like Battle Management and Command & Control systems. Already integrated into the Maria BMS and the BMS Flex BMS systems

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