Drone Solutions

Planck’s products are designed to enable workers and security personnel to take advantage of the benefits of aerial drone systems without impacting their mobility or other tasks. Planck offers solutions for when stopping is not an option. Contact Planck for more information on all of our products, including demonstration opportunities.


Shearwater® Drone System

Planck Aero’s flagship drone system designed specifically to operate from moving platforms, both off road and offshore.

Shearwater® is a highly capable small unmanned aircraft system for maritime and mobile operations, when you are unable to stop. It features fully autonomous drone operation, including push-button precision takeoff and landing, a powerful onboard computer for advanced computer and real-time object detection and tracking, and a secure digital data link. It requires minimal operator training and very little installed hardware. With Shearwater®, users do not have to stop what they are doing to pilot the drone or stop moving while the drone is operating. It employs an open architecture for compatibility with third party systems, payloads, and user interfaces.

Shearwater® is the most intelligent small drone system available for real-time situational awareness. Additional options include automatic securing on moving vehicles, automatic recharging, EO/IR sensor suites, closed loop control, ATAK and other network integration. The result is simpler, safer, and smarter drone operations.




Mobile Tethered Systems

The Shearwater® guidance and navigation system enables tethered drone to fly from moving boats and trucks.

Tethered drones provide long endurance surveillance, long range communications relays, and other critical safety, security, and defense functions. With Shearwater, tethered aircraft systems can launch and land while the vehicle is moving, and remain safely overhead throughout the entire mission. Since power and data can be passed over the tether, ultralong flights with RF-silent signatures are possible from both vessels and ground vehicles. Planck’s Shearwater system ensures that the tethered UAV has minimal footprint and installed hardware, so that they can be deployed on trucks, small boats, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned surface vehicles (USV).


Custom Integration 

Planck Aerosystems is the industry leader in truck-based and vessel-based drone technology.

Planck builds intelligent systems that are enabling the next generation of mobile drone operations. Planck’s precision launch & land technology is sold as a software-hardware module that can be integrated into 3rd party drones to enable high-precision, GPS-denied takeoff, landing, and position hold relative to moving or stationary platforms. Planck’s proven track record of success for enabling drones to operate from moving vessels opens the door to a whole new domain of operation. Contact Planck Aero to discuss how we can equip your fleet of advanced UAVs with new capabilities.