UTC Aerospace Systems Introduces Smaller UAV Autopilots

Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:00am EDT

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems
announces the release of the Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo Nano autopilot, the
smallest addition to the industry standard Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo family
of flight management systems.  The Piccolo Nano is designed to meet the
requirements of the smallest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in both size and
price with all the capabilities and features needed by the most sophisticated
UAVs.  UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) 

The Piccolo Nano is a new fully compatible member of the Piccolo autopilot
family in both software and feature capability, the Piccolo Nano provides a
small, lightweight, flexible architecture to support the myriad of designs in
small hand launched or uniquely configured UAVs.  This unenclosed, distributable
autopilot system provides maximum installation flexibility to the system
integrator and is a perfect fit in small UAVs where the vehicle structure
provides the enclosure and the autopilot components need to be distributed
within the airframe's available space.  

The Piccolo Nano will be priced to enter the market in the  $1000  range,
addressing the need for economy in small UAVs while maintaining a professional
grade fully supported autopilot.  The unit can be upgraded with the same options
as the Piccolo SL and Piccolo II which include DGPS precision auto land, moving
baseline landing support, VTOL support and more.  

More information on the new Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo Nano and other industry
standard Cloud Cap Technology products can be found at  www.cloudcaptech.com.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and
components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems
supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and
customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in  Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
aerospace industries.


SOURCE  UTC Aerospace Systems

Julie Mears, +44-7747-757115, Julie.mears@utas.utc.com, or Andrew Martin,
+1-704-423-7048, andrew.martin@utas.utc.com

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