Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic Limited has revealed a ruggedised UAV prototype which was machine-printed in titanium.
The air vehicle is about 60cm in diameter and is the result of its first defence agreement with TAUV Pty Ltd to produce a ruggedised soldier-enabled UAV.
“Titomic’s first defence UAV project validates Titomic’s advanced manufacturing capability to produce complex shaped products with improved performance characteristics as well as the advantage of sovereign industrial capability,” Titomic CEO Gilbert Michaca said.
“This prototype of a Titanium soldier-enabled UAV manufactured in Australia is just the first step into a market with significant export potential.”
TAUV is an Australian company specialising in the integration of electronics to develop intelligent platforms for advanced soldier systems, enhancing soldier safety and performance, enabling advanced tactical systems and ensuring operational advantage.