TAG Inks Record $2.8M UAV Helicopter Sale to Rotor F/X at NAB 2005

On opening day of the NAB 2005 show, Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) announced the largest non-military sale of UAVs in a deal with Rotor F/X of Los Angeles. The record breaking sale includes a minimum of 14 UAV helicopters along with spares, maintenance and flight training which are to be supplied to Rotor F/X over the two year contract. Rotor F/X also placed an option for up to 12 additional UAVs should their requirements increase. The initial package will include four gas, four turbine and six twin turbine helicopters in various configurations with two to five bladed rotors.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 18, 2005 -- On opening day of the NAB 2005 show, Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) announced the largest non-military sale of UAVs in a deal with Rotor F/X of Los Angeles.

The record breaking sale includes a minimum of 14 UAV helicopters along with spares, maintenance and flight training which are to be supplied to Rotor F/X over the two year contract. Rotor F/X also placed an option for up to 12 additional UAVs should their requirements increase. The initial package will include four piston, four turbine and six twin turbine helicopters in various configurations with two to five bladed rotors.

Rotor F/X supplies scale helicopters for on camera work in television and major motion picture production. The purpose built UAVs utilize a special airframe TAG designed for media production to accommodate the installation of a wide variety of different fuselages. The television or movie production company can utilize a single airframe on location but still have the flexibility to duplicate several different rotary aircraft needed for their scenes, quickly changing from one helicopter style to another.

Operations Director of Rotor F/X, Steve Dupont, said “the TAG UAV was the only viable solution available – we needed a strong and reliable aircraft with a substantial payload capability for the various props that need to be added”. He went on to say” it is very important to us to have a large UAV that flies and looks exactly like a full size helicopter. Our job is to supply scaled reality to the studios”.

Rotor F/X ( www.rotorfx.com ) supplies scale helicopters as small as 1:7 and as large as 1:3 for television and movie production, especially for flights in scaled sets and as a safer, more cost effective alternative to manned helicopters. Dupont explained “With the TAG UAV we can now replicate almost any helicopter made and fly every maneuver with equal or better precision – all at a much lower cost and with a very substantial drop in risk and insurance”.

The contract calls for TAG to supply Rotor F/X with the UAV airframes and build them an inventory of various scaled carbon fiber fuselages that will be made to the studio’s specifications.

TAG - Tactical Aerospace Group ( www.tacticalaerospacegroup.com ) manufacturers autonomous and remotely piloted unmanned aerial helicopters and develops or integrates flight control systems, instrumentation and various payload technologies for military, civil, media, surveillance, scientific and research applications.

Rotor F/X ( www.rotorfx.com ) provides scale UAV helicopters to the television and motion picture industry to portray rotary aircraft on camera and fly flight sequences that call for realistic scale flight.

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