H3 Dynamics launches HYWINGS electric unmanned aircraft powered by aerospace-grade fuel cells

SINGAPORE. H3 Dynamics in Singapore and Austin, Texas, is unveiling a hand-launchable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone, capable of 10-hour flight durations and distances of up to 500 kilometers: HYWINGS.

Nov 16th, 2016
H3 Dynamics launches HYWINGS electric unmanned aircraft powered by aerospace-grade fuel cells
H3 Dynamics launches HYWINGS electric unmanned aircraft powered by aerospace-grade fuel cells

SINGAPORE. H3 Dynamics in Singapore and Austin, Texas, is unveiling a hand-launchable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone, capable of 10-hour flight durations and distances of up to 500 kilometers: HYWINGS.

HYWINGS, with a total take off-weight of just seven kilograms, can cover larger areas of land faster, while removing the need for catapult launchers or runways typically required by larger, heavier, and more expensive systems. This capability translates to less time spent in the field, reducing costs for operators, officials say.

For UAV manufacturers, HYWINGS demonstrates technology deployed in flight, skipping months or years of testing in the lab, reducing development costs while accelerating time to market.

HYWINGS is part of growing H3 Dynamics product lineup, which includes HYCOPTER, a hydrogen-electric multi-rotor platform, and DRONEBOX, a remotely operated drone charging station which can self-sustain in the field for up to two years.

Aerospace-grade fuel cell technology, which can be three to five times lighter than lithium batteries, is the result of a 10-year evolution at HES Energy Systems, an H3 Dynamics subsidiary. HES Energy Systems’ engineers are working on field-refueling systems as accessories to HYWINGS and HYCOPTER platforms. Unlike much larger refueling stations designed to fill up to 300 kilowatt hours’ (kWh) worth of hydrogen in fuel cell cars, HES is designing small and portable refueling systems able to fill up 1kWh storage tanks, which is enough to fly HYWINGS for six hours.

Based in Singapore and Austin, Texas, H3 Dynamics is a full-stack tele-robotics solutions provider comprising three separate subsidiaries, with an offering that ranges from visual analytics on-demand, to unattended sensors and drones, and advanced energy storage systems.

HES Energy Systems, an H3 Dynamics subsidiary, develops ultra-light, high energy density power systems enabled by fuel cells and various on-demand hydrogen supply solutions.

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