“…Swift Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of Swift Engineering, recently completed over two dozen flights at Leach Field, 1V8, Alamosa County, CO, to collect data on the high-altitude density performance of the Swift021 VTOL UAS to validate real-world capabilities.
Swift021 VTOL Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) high-density altitude capabilities:
- Demonstrated operations during 40-mile endurance flight at +10,000 ft density altitude
- Over two dozen flights
- Testing of low-level ELOS and video transmission with the Silvus radios
“To meet the needs of our customers, we are required to fly in many high-density altitude areas, such as high-elevation, hot and humid regions, and mountainous terrains. These positive performance tests have proven the Swift021 VTOL UAS will take-off, transition, perform with precision, and land accurately at +10,000 ft density altitude. This is a huge step in expanding the flight envelope of the Swift021,”
said Alex Echeverria, Vice President of Swift Tactical Systems.
“As temperatures go up, performance will decrease. As altitude goes up, performance will decrease. As humidity in the air increases, performance will decrease. With any of these, performance will be bad, but if you have all of them at the same time, performance will be even worse…”