Tekever’s UAS stars in BBC show


The AR4 Light Ray, Tekever’s UAS launched into the global mar­ket at the Farn­bor­ough Air Show 2012, was pre­sented by the BBC jour­nal­ist Anita Rani, in a prime time live broad­cast from Farn­bor­ough, as “the ex­am­ple in Farn­bor­ough of the grow­ing im­por­tance of un­manned aerial sys­tems”.

BBC’s “The One Show”, fea­tured a seg­ment of the video footage pro­duced by the AR4 while in flight, show­ing Farn­bor­ough’s Air­port, the ex­hi­bi­tion area and the many air­craft in the air­field.

The at­ten­tion given by the British me­dia to the Por­tuguese UAS is co­her­ent with the enor­mous in­ter­est the aero­space in­dus­try and aero­nau­tics pro­fes­sion­als have ex­pressed in re­gards to this first aero­nau­ti­cal prod­uct from the Tekever Group, which sur­prises for its ef­fec­tive­ness, flex­i­bil­ity and to­tal own­er­ship cost.

Farn­bor­ough 2012 sets Por­tu­gal’s en­try into the world mar­ket of au­ton­o­mous aerial sys­tems, for the four pub­lic flights per­formed by the AR4 Light Ray, from July 9 to 13, have at­tained high-per­for­mance lev­els, in spite of the in­tense rain and 25-knot wind weather con­di­tions.

Be­ing the first fully au­ton­o­mous UAS to per­form out­door flight demon­stra­tions at Farn­bor­ough, the AR4 Light Ray has gained the at­ten­tion of clients, part­ners, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and me­dia throughout the en­tire week.

Ri­cardo Men­des, Tekever Group’s Ad­min­is­tra­tor, con­firms in the mean­time the ad­vanced stage of ne­go­ti­a­tions with dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions in sev­eral con­ti­nents, with the Tekever Group be­ing able to ini­ti­ate de­liv­er­ies from the end of the year.

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