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Sagetech Avionics and Pen Aviation Sign MOU to Integrate Detect and Avoid System

Sagetech Avionics, an aerospace technology firm that provides industry-leading situational awareness solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and Pen Aviation has agreed to integrate Sagetech Avionics' MXS transponders and Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems into the PEN 55V midsize drone and the PEN 1360V heavy cargo drone.

According to the terms of the deal, Sagetech Avionics and Pen Aviation will collaborate to certify the PEN UAV series, which is outfitted with Sagetech's technology, for UAS operation in global airspace.

The project will be divided into five stages: design, development, testing, and validation, followed by a full production of Pen Aviation UAVs. Sagetech and Pen Aviation are collaborating to achieve PEN UAV certification in 2022.

Sagetech's DAA system combines various core technologies into a single low scale, weight, and power (SWaP) DAA approach that can be used on commercial unmanned aircraft as well as urban air mobility (UAM) platforms. Sagetech's DAA system is ACAS-based and includes technologies such as a transponder, an interrogator, an ACAS-based DAA computer, a software kit, and other critical components. It is compatible with a wide range of off-the-shelf low SWaP radars and other traffic sensors.

Sagetech's next-generation MXS miniature transponder integrates Mode S and 1090 MHz ADS-B In/Out for global enforcement with unmanned systems into a single tiny box. This transponder, which has top and bottom monopole antennas, offers complete pattern coverage for maximum visibility and protection.

Pen Aviation is designing medium to large-scale drones in collaboration with its French partner, Cavok-UAS.

The PEN 55V is a completely autonomous VTOL, rotary tactical drone with exceptional performance: high level of safety, quick deployment and low maintenance cost, no runway needed, fantastic versatility, long-endurance (2.5 hours), high range of speed up to 110 km/h, hardly detectable, low level of vibration to improve video quality and payload customization (up to 15kg). This UAV can run in harsh environmental conditions that no other drones can.

The PEN 1360V is a fully autonomous multi-mission VTOL rotary cargo drone intended to transport large payloads over long distances. This model provides exceptional results, including unprecedented payload-range capability (up to 770kg over 675km), a high degree of protection, ease of deployment and low maintenance costs, no runway requirement, great mobility, and long endurance (3.8 hours).

DIGIMIND, Pen Aviation's creative industry enabler platform, completely integrates both the PEN 1360V and the PEN 55V.

About Sagetech Avionics
Sagetech Avionics is an aerospace technology company that provides situational awareness solutions designed from mission-critical transponders, software, and related technologies to allow safe flight in unmanned aircraft. Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and provide decades of program experience, certifications, and millions of flight hours to achieve maximum performance over the life of an unmanned vehicle. They are now serving military and civil duty on most small to medium UAVs. Sagetech is now extending its technology platform to develop comprehensive, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. Every day, Sagetech works in concert with its extensive ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board.

About Pen Aviation
Pen Aviation was created in 2016 in Malaysia with the vision of being Asia's favorite one-stop personalized solutions provider in the aviation niche markets of private jets, helicopters, aircraft, and specialized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); aircraft sales, charter, consulting, and investment. Pen Aviation's vibrant and robust staff has over 30 years of expertise and experience in every area of the aircraft life cycle, especially within the aviation industry.

PEN UAS is a Pen Aviation brand for unmanned aerial systems that offers ecosystem solutions to government agencies and the private sector. For companies looking for personalized solutions, PEN UAS is the go-to industrial drone store.

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