SKY MANTIS 2 Australia Evolve Dynamics Partners with Criterion

New Partnership with Criterion Solutions Expands Defense and Security Capabilities

Evolve Dynamics, a British UAS manufacturer, has announced a significant order for its SKY MANTIS 2 aircraft and accessories package by a defense customer in the Australia and New Zealand region. This milestone order was facilitated by Criterion Solutions, which signed an agreement with Evolve Dynamics earlier this year to offer the SKY MANTIS 2 UAS to customers in the police, security, and defense sectors within these countries.

Criterion Solutions will provide ongoing customer service, including essential in-country training, support, and repairs for Evolve Dynamics’ technology users in Australia and New Zealand.

Advanced ISR Capabilities

The newly-launched SKY MANTIS 2 enhances government agency operations with its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Known for extreme weather operability, the platform features a Doodle Labs Helix Mesh Rider Radio, ensuring robust performance. The system also supports various interchangeable ISR payloads such as MWIR thermal zoom, a 61MP HD camera, LWIR thermal zoom, and an RF Scanner, thus enhancing situational awareness across different operational scenarios.

The Evolve Dynamics Simulator is a valuable training tool for defense, public safety, and industry pilots. It allows them to train in a synthetic environment that replicates real-world conditions, including harsh weather. Using the actual SKY MANTIS 2 ground control station and simulated gimbal video, pilots can develop and maintain their skills with reduced risk and cost. Additionally, custom mission packs enable advanced mission training, such as landing on a vessel.

Evolve Dynamics CEO Mike Dewhirst stated, “The first order of the SKY MANTIS 2 aircraft in Australia is exciting news. This industry-leading uncrewed systems technology will bring significant value to the customer for their defense operations, partnered with comprehensive support delivered by Criterion Solutions.”

Andrew Windsor, Director of Criterion Solutions, commented, “The inaugural delivery of the SKY MANTIS 2 to this new customer market is a landmark moment. We’re excited to be working with Evolve Dynamics, as we continue to support them in bringing this industry-leading sUAS capability to defense, security, and police customers across Australia and New Zealand.”

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