MicroPilot releases the MP CAT - A lightweight UAV catapult

August 10, 2009

For its eight consecutive presence since 2002 at AUVSI North American Convention & Trade Show being held this year in Washington D.C., MicroPilot announced the introduction of a lightweight pneumatic UAV CATAPULT, MP CAT, that is available for immediate delivery. This product further completes the line of UAV related products marketed by MicroPilot.

"We felt that there was a void in the marketplace for a simple, inexpensive, carry anywhere UAV launcher. The MP CAT pneumatic catapult just fills that niche nicely". said Howard Loewen, president of MicroPilot. The catapult can launch UAVs with an MTOW up to 15kg at a maximum launch velocity of 20m/s on a 4 meter rail. Folded, the pneumatic catapult fits into a 1.4 meter carrying case for convenient shipping. Another case carries the battery powered compressor for a total weight system of 25kg.

With 600 clients in 60 countries, MicroPilot is world leader in miniature autopilots for UAV's and MAV's. Weighing 28 grams MicroPilot offers a full line of UAV autopilots, accessories, customization, HORIZON ground control software and training at our 40 acre flight facility. Our low cost MP2128HELI flies helicopters, VTOL and fixed wing. For triple redundancy, MP2128HELI3X for helicopters and MP20283X for fixed wing. Just released MP-trueHWIL Matlab-based hardware in the loop electrically simulates all sensors, providing the highest fidelity autopilot simulation available.