Ascent Solar, Silent Falcon and Bye Aerospace partner for solar-powered UAS
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) announced it is collaborating with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Bye Aerospace to provide its lightweight, flexible copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaics to power the Silent Falcon unmanned aerial system (UAS).
Silent Falcon is a small tactical UAS drone designed to be easily carried and used for longer-duration intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Silent Falcon represents the synergy of several new technologies, including ASTI’s flexible photovoltaic modules, to provide a near silent, rapidly deployed platform that has multiple military and civilian applications. With three wing configurations available for different mission profiles, each Silent Falcon system could represent up to 30 modules.