First unmanned aerial system ASTUS developed by Tellumat

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Tellumat, a South African leader in defence and security products, systems and services supply, introduced their ASTUS unmanned aerial system (UAS) to the market at the 2018 Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo in Pretoria.

ASTUS is Tellumat’s first foray into full-scale UAS systems provision, having developed, manufactured and supported market-leading UAS sub-systems for more than 30 years.

The market introduction of ASTUS further entrenches South Africa’s position in the global UAS/UAV industry, says Willie Malan, senior product manager at Tellumat.

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