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Products

Blue Bear Systems offer customers bespoke technical solutions, managed services and products in unmanned systems. We are committed to providing value adding, effective solutions in rapid timescales in support of military and civil markets worldwide.

Our track record in innovative research and flight test ‘firsts’ has won us multiple awards and a prime position in the domain of unmanned systems development in the UK and Europe. Specialising in autonomy, unmanned systems and flight/vehicle management and control software, Blue Bear have a wide portfolio of products developed by their pioneering team and offer an end-to-end Managed Service for UAVs of different classes (17grams to 50tonnes) and types (fixed wing, rotary wing, morphing wing, lighter-than-air). We are unique in the UK in the breadth and depth of our hands-on engineering experience for different types of UAVs within a small team and our ability to flow down Regulatory Requirements/aspects to Engineering levels.

Product Types

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Cobra is designed to be a new world leading class of air system with next generation technology and flexibility. Cobra has been engineered to function in harsh environments, operate from sea level to high altitudes, carry highly capable payloads and have long endurance and be highly transportable. The system can be backpacked and launched from unprepared ground or even launched from a rail onboard a ship.

Features

3 hour endurance

Operational ceiling of 5000m

EO/IR gimballed payload

Highly transportable

Benefits

Extended mission effectiveness

Improved target detection and identification

Operation in harsh environments

Backpackable and operate anywhere

Blackstart is a versatile platform, flight proven in a range of application from carrying optical sensors to chemical sniffers, and EW payloads. Designed to be quick simple to launch, easy to operate, durable and highly transportable, Blackstart is flexible and adaptable to meet mission requirements.

Features

Throw and Go

Durable

Compact

Autonomous

Benefits

Easy to operate

Rapid eyes on target

Portable

Minimal Training

RedKite is a long endurance sub 20kg UAS designed to carry payloads of up to 5kg, and operate at ranges of up to 100km. Redkite can be operated from a rail or grass strip or hard runway launch and recover to a grass strip or hard runway, making this an ideal platform to operate from both fixed and temporary locations.

Features

5-8 hour endurance

100km standard range

Up to 5kg payload

Catapult or runway launch

Benefits

Long endurance

Long Range

Flexible payloads

Flexible operating environment

iSTART has been designed with maximum portability and flexibility in mind. The system fits into a single backpack and can be launched in under 1 minute (subject to a suitable GPS lock) and provide instant eyes in the sky for mission critical operations. Modular payloads allow future proofing and easy upgradeability, and allow maximum mission flexibility.

Features

Foldable

Throw and Go

Modular

Autonomous

Benefits

Rapid Deployment

Transportable

Adaptable

Minimal Training

RISER enable’s UAV’s to go places and perform tasks not possible with existing systems. Always aware of what is around it so can safely and accurately navigate without GPS, external cameras, markers or infrastructure, RISER is able to scan and detect weather (and general) damage.

In 2012, the consortium of Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd and Createc Ltd developed an airborne, mobile robot solution called ‘Remote Intelligent Survey Equipment for Radiation’ (RISER).

The system combines a miniature rotary Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with novel radiation detection and mapping software to address the problem of access, while improving speed and accuracy of surveys and minimising radiation dose to employees.

Funded by the Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board), RISER was designed, developed and tested over a nine month period, coming to fruition with a successful live demonstration at the National Physics Laboratory (NPL).

RISER is also able to demonstrate that it can be used in hazardous environments by detecting radiation via its 3D mapping system and sensors.

Features

Navigate without GPS

Multi sensor capability

Maps radiation distribution

Remote Operation

Benefits

Use anywhere

Adaptable

Identifies hazards

Keeps operators safe

AGRI-START

AGRISTART is a versatile platform, flight proven in a range of application from carrying optical sensors to chemical sniffers, and EW payloads. Designed to be quick simple to launch, easy to operate, durable and highly transportable, AGRISTART is flexible and adaptable to meet mission requirements.

Features

Throw and Go

Durable

Compact

Autonomous

Benefits

Easy to operate

Multiple Payloads

Minimal Training

Portable

The Surveillance and Navigation Autopilot (SNAP®) is a high-end miniature autopilot and vehicle management system with considerable processing power and a versatile, open architecture. SNAP can be linked to real and virtual systems for both live missions and use in simulated environments. SNAP can be used on air, maritime and land vehicles and when combined with NEXUS provides a truly versatile systems architecture for any automated and autonomous system.

Features

Platform/Vehicle agnostic configurations

Open Architecture

In-flight system development

1000s of operational hours

Benefits

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Control any vehicle

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Highly interoperable

Adaptive vehicle control

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Mission critical dependability

The NEXUS ground control station (GCS) has been designed have simple point and click operation minimising any operator training burden. The flexible technology can control air, maritime and land based assets, as well as multiple vehicles simultaneously. The easily extensible software allows additional mission/C2 functionality to be added such as full Geospatial data layers, image exploitation and analysis, and dissemination tools. NEXUS also allows full simulation and training functions to be used to maintain operator currency and to plan and rehearse missions.

Features

Point and Click operation

Rugged

Live mission data

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Control any unmanned system

Benefits

Minimal training

Operates in harsh environments

Real-time situational awareness

Future proof

Algorithms

At Blue Bear we develop, test and implement our own vehicle control and functional algorithms. We can supply our standard algorithms or develop bespoke task tailored ones against customer requirements. We can also take third party algorithms and host those on our agent box technology to create hybrid systems.

Features

Develop any algorithm

Host any algorithm

Integrate any algorithm

Operate any algorithm

Benefits

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Adaptive design

Technology agnostic

System expandability

Mission flexibility

Multi Vehicle Integrated Testbed (MUVIT) is our Live Virtual and Constructive technology. This scalable open architecture platform allows easy integration of assets at different TRL levels to conduct complex experiments and crate digital twins. MUVIT can be supplied as a task tailored system on a customer location.

Features

Blended Live Virtual and Constructive

Simulation as a service

Multi-Fidelity layers

Open Architectures

Benefits

Digital twining of real world

Simulation when and where you need it

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Fit for purpose simulation

Simple integration

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