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Czech Drone Maker Primoco UAV SE Wins Order for 8 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Czech Drone Maker Primoco UAV SE Wins Order for 8 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Primoco UAV ONE 150 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Primoco UAV ONE 150 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Primoco UAV SE, Czech UAV manufacturer, today announced the signature of a new contract for the delivery of 8 One 150 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The value of these transactions is EUR 6.8 million. The announcement of the sale of 8 UAVs comes after Primoco UAV SE signed a contract to deliver two One 150 UAVs worth EUR 1.7 million to a European customer in October 2022. This year, the Czech manufacturer has seen increased interest in UAVs, especially from the military sector. In the first half of 2022, the company delivered a total of 7 UAVs and achieved record sales of CZK 102.8 million.

“The contract for eight aircraft for a total of EUR 6.8 million plus option for a delivery of further sixteen aircraft has been signed with a non-European customer. The delivery includes UAVs, sensors, control stations and training,” said Ladislav Semetkovský, CEO of the company. The actual delivery will take place in the first half of 2023 and is subject to the approval of the Licensing Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

UAV Model ONE 150 has a maximum take-off weight of 150 kg combined with a flight time of up to 15 hours, a range from ground station of up to 200 km and an overall distance covered of up to 2,000km. This endurance combined with a cruise speed of 100–150 km/h, gives the Primoco UAV – compared to electric aircraft – unmatched performance in its category, while at the same time operating costs are kept to a minimum. The unique features of the UAV ONE 150 are the 30 kg payload and the high altitude operation (to 3,300 m above sea level) allowing extended missions with a mixed sensor payload and operation at altitudes of 2,000 m or higher.

Primoco UAV SE develops and produces the One 150 civilian and military unmanned aircraft, capable of flying completely independently according to programmed flight plans. The key features of the aircraft are its size, maximum take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 1800 km range, cruising speed 120 km/h, payload 30 kg and fully automatic take-off and landing. The company focuses on civil and military aerospace applications, particularly in energy, border and coastal security, fire monitoring and search and rescue operations. The company’s aircraft is in operation on four continents. Primoco UAV is a publicly traded company on the Prague Stock Exchange in the PX START market.

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