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


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.


Platform/Vehicle agnostic configurations

Open Architecture

In-flight system development

1000s of operational hours



Control any vehicle


Highly interoperable

Adaptive vehicle control


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.


Point and Click operation


Live mission data


Control any unmanned system


Minimal training

Operates in harsh environments

Real-time situational awareness

Future proof


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.


Develop any algorithm

Host any algorithm

Integrate any algorithm

Operate any algorithm



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.


Blended Live Virtual and Constructive

Simulation as a service

Multi-Fidelity layers

Open Architectures


Digital twining of real world

Simulation when and where you need it


Fit for purpose simulation

Simple integration

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