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ALTUS LSA is a Hellenic company focused on the development, production, and services provision for activities of defense, security and innovative technology programs.
Engineering Projects
Engineering Services to meet specific requirements for the development of unique technological solutions for our customers.
UAV Services
Readiness to provide UAV services worldwide covering a variety of applications such as: green & blue border surveillance, intelligence gathering, environmental monitoring, natural disaster management, GIS & mapping applications.
Target Drone services
Experience and knowhow on providing aerial and surface target drone services in firing and testing ranges worldwide.
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Profile
Meet Altus LSA

ALTUS LSA is a Hellenic company focused in the development and service provision of defense,  security and innovative technology solutions.
To approach the international market, the company has established a variety of strategic  partnerships and synergies worldwide, aiming to the development of a European center of excellence in the field of Unmanned Systems, Target Drones and innovative technological solutions.
Through its personnel, which is comprised of a diversified field of expertise, it accumulates more than fifteen years of experience in the area of design, development, production and services provision of Unmanned Aerial and Surface Systems (UAVs & USVs) for international customers worldwide.  

Certificates:    
ALTUS operates and provides services under the following standards for which it has been certified:

Quality Assurance
ISO 9001:2008 for services provision and system integration of Unmanned Aerial and Surface Systems.

Environmental Management:

ISO 14001 standard for Services provision (repair, maintenance, operations and supply) with Unmanned Systems (Aerial, Surface, or Ground). Research and Development activities of relevant subsystems. Technical support in Specialized Software Applications.

Information Security System:

ISO 27001 standard for Services provision (repair, maintenance, operations and supply) with Unmanned Systems (Aerial, Surface, or Ground). Research and Development activities of relevant subsystems. Technical support in Specialized Software Applications.

Security Clearance:

NATO/EU/NATIONAL Secret Security Clearance for Company personnel and facilities, awarded by the Hellenic Ministry of Defense.

Business Ethics:
TRACE certificate of membership signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions.

Facilities & Locations

The Head Offices of the Company are located at the city of Chania in the island of Crete with the following adress:
9 Renieri Str. Chania 73134, Crete, Greece.
   
The industrial facilities of ALTUS are located in the Chania Industrial Park in the following address:
VIOPA OT 22, 73200, Chania Crete.

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Services & Products
Unmanned Services

ALTUS LSA is ready to deliver turnkey solutions for aerial surveillance and monitoring with Unmanned Aerial Systems worldwide.

ALTUS LSA operates and maintains its own fleet of UAS, with trained and certified personnel, experienced in vast variety of missions, ready to deliver mission oriented services in a safe and reliable manner.
 

Mission Capabilities
Green (Land) & Blue (Maritime) border surveillance
Intelligence gathering
Enviromental motoring
Natural disaster management
GIS & mapping applications
Protection of critical infrastructure
Riot control
Search & Rescue missions
Monitoring of large-scale Construction projects
Research applications
Aerial filming and coverage of outdoor events

 

Aerial Target Drones

Operational readiness of modern Air Defense (AD) Forces worldwide dictates for technologically advanced testing of AD systems and realistic, threat-representative training of AD system operators.

ALTUS LSA operates and provides services with a wide portfolio of Unmanned Aerial Target Drones, representing a wide variety of AD threats, starting from basic subsonic performance (UAVs, DAR, Mortar, etc), up to high performance threat reprehensive platforms (Fighter Aircraft, Cruise Missiles, etc), as well as Tactical Ballistic Missile Targets (TBM Threats).

Areal Mapping & GIS Services

Aerial Platform

ALTUS LSA provides services with the Spylite from Bluebird Aero Systems, with thousands of hours in operations and provides reliable, flexible and cost effective solutions with the following capabilities:
Speed: 70 to 100 km/hr
Range: 60 km (depending on the GCS Configuration)
Endurance: 4hrs (depending on the Battery Configuration)

Spylite Photogrammetric Payload:
24 MP DSLR professional camera
Stabilized vertically in the roll axis
Controlled by the Autopilot (stabilization, image capturing)
Fixed 35 mm lens
The payload transmits real time video of stabilized camera to GCS

Using our in-house Software, we are capable to produce varius products including: Orthophotos, Mosaics, DTM and DSM with high accuracy and with the less time needed by the operator.

Engineering Projects

ALTUS LSA through its qualified personnel has gained experience in a variety of technological fields of study being able to offer innovative engineering solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Successful brainstorming techniques and team effectiveness are some of the key skills which have proven the company’s ability to overcome technical deficiencies and complete complex engineering projects.

Areas of expertise:

  • Telecommunication systems
  • Remote control and navigation electronics
  • Monitoring & remote monitoring systems
  • Electronics systems engineering
  • Security applications
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering applications
  • System and equipment design
  • Automation

 

Security & Protection Systems
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Research Programs
Project #1

Name: SUNNY
Smart UNattended airborne sensor Network for detection of vessels used for cross border crime and irregular entrY

Webpage: http://www.sunnyproject.eu/

Description: The SUNNY project aims to develop system solutions capable of improving the  effectiveness of the EU border monitoring compared to the legacy systems, whilst keeping the affordability and interoperability as key enabling factors. Via the integration of technologies developed across different initiatives, the SUNNY approach will deliver pre-processed  information with meaningful decision support tools enabling the reduction of number and required level of expertise of border surveillance personnel.

SUNNY main features beyond existing research projects:
• A two-tier intelligent heterogeneous UAV sensor network
• Novel sensors and on-board processing generation, integrated on UAV system
• Exploitation and adaptation of emerging standard wireless technologies and
architectures to the SUNNY scenarios
 

Project #2

 Name: FERMIS 
Fire Event Remote Management Information System

Webpagehttp://www.fermis-project.eu/fermis/

Description: The main goal of this project is to design, develop and demonstrate a comprehensive solution for early fire detection, prevention, monitoring, prediction and fire-fighting, by the use of advanced and integrated aerial sensing system coupled with innovative sensors and a cloud-based architecture software.
 

Research Programs
ALTUS LSA is actively participating in numerous national and EU funded Research and Development programs. Some Indicative are:
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News & Events
ALTUS LSA and SCR have successfully provided services with the SCRAB II aerial target system to the Hellenic Airforce for the S 300 system acceptance trials at NAMFI on December the 13th 2013
During the scenario execution, SCRAB II presented two inbound tracks at 6.000 ft altitude and after successful engagement by the weapon system, it was destroyed with direct missile hit. 

It is worth mentioning the adverse weather conditions during the SCRAB II flight with turbulent winds and icing conditions.
ALTUS LSA personnel completed successfully the official Emergency First Response (EFR) course

As accidents can happen anytime anywhere, where Emergency Services are delayed or unavailable, ALTUS LSA personnel completed successfully the official Emergency First Response (EFR) course in order to improve safety and contingency planning during work and operations.

Indicative course contents: 
  • Primary Care (CPR)
  • Secondary Care (First Aid)
  • EFR Care for children and infants
  • CPR & AED
  • First Aid at Work (and during operations)

For more information on EFR: http://emergencyfirstresponse.com/

 

ALTUS LSA and SCR successfully provide aerial target services for the Qatar Emir Airforce (QEAF)

During week 39 and 41 of 2013, ALTUS LSA together with its partner company SCR of Spain, successfully provided aerial target services with the SCRAB II aerial target for the Qatar Emir Airforce (QEAF). Offered services were performed at NATO Missile Firing Installation in Crete as part of a larger scale exercise between Hellenic Airforce and QEAF. During the exercise, 6 SCRAB II aerial targets were flown under realistic air to air scenarios against the QEAF Mirage 2000 aircraft, which engaged the targets and successfully launched MICA and MAGIC missiles against them. SCRAB II is a jet propelled, mid to high performance aerial target system, able to simulate fast moving, high manoeuvrability aerial threats for mid and long range air defence systems.

Trace International Certification

TRACE International Inc. (TRACE) has successfully completed a TRACE Standard due diligence review of Altus LSA Commercial & Manufacturing S.A.

TRACE has granted Altus LSA Commercial & Manufacturing S.A. a certificate of membership signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions.

SCR and ALTUS successfully certify SCRAB II and ALBA Aerial Target Systems at NAMFI

During week 22 of 2013,  SCR together with its partner company ALTUS LSA, successfully certified the ALBA and SCRAB II aerial target systems at NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) in Crete. The certification process involved the flight of each drone within the NAMFI airspace at a variety of speed, altitude, distance and maneuver profiles.

ALBA is a light weight high mobility and rapid deployment system, suitable for short range air defense system training and testing scenarios. SCRAB II is jet propelled, mid to high performance aerial target system, able to simulate fast moving, high maneuverability aerial threats for mid and long range air defense systems.

Operational Development of Firejet Target at NAMFI and participation to the Hellenic Armed Forces air defence exercise DIKEFALOS AETOS

During the Week of 12 to 23 of November 2012, CEi together with its in country partner Company ALTUS LSA, successfully certified at NAMFI the high performance Aerial Target Drone FireJet.

In addition to the above, on Saturday the 17th of November, FireJet participated in the Hellenic Armed Forces Joint Air Defense exercise "DIKEFALOS AETOS 2012" where it was operated against the Hellenic Air-force Patriot Air Defense System, which successfully engaged and fired upon the Target.

FireJet System, is a high performance aerial target system which has been specifically designed to address the needs of modern air-defense system testing and training, by representing sophisticated high performance air breathing threats. Firejet’s introduction into NAMFI is harmonized with NAMFI’s future capabilities for providing a modern warfare training and Testing Environment.

RPAS FRONTEX Workshop

ALTUS LSA participated in the Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) Border Surveillance Workshop organized by FRONTEX in Sofia/Bulgaria during 18 & 19 of April 2012. During the workshop several aspects regarding the use of RPAS for border surveillance missions were analyzed and discussed among EU Government authorities and industry.

Potentials for European Border Surveilance

ALTUS LSA participated in the "UAVs: Potentials for European Border Surveilance" workshop organized by FRONTEX with the support of the Hellenic Coast Guard. The event took place between the 17th to the 21st of October 2011 in Aktion Hellenic Airforce base in Preveza Greece. During the event, ALTUS together BlueBird Aero systems of Israel presented and operated the Spylite mini UAV system which flew west of Preveza and performed surveillance and monitoring missions at ranges greater than 20 km from the base.

Altus LSA successfully develops and delivers a BUOY marine platform with an integrated Telemetry System to the NATO FORACS Naval Service.

The platform itself is an innovative prototype equipped with specific electronic arrangements in order to be utilized for calibration of sensors on-board surface ships. The telemetry system architecture is built according to SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system principles and enables continuous remote monitoring and control of each individual electronic module installed inside the platform, optimizing reliability and safety. The remote control and monitoring station comprises of a fully customizable ruggedized peli case with an integrated PLC unit and a complete set of data links which connected to a laptop pc running a customized SCADA HMI application offers great mobility and flexibility. Additional system highlights are complete power autonomy based on solar powered power supply system, platform position tracking via GPS data, wireless Ethernet and Serial getaway for data transfer purposes and an intruder alarm arrangement.

ISO 27001 Information Management System Certification

ALTUS has been succesfully reviewed under the ISO 27001 standard for the company's Information Management System on the "Services provision (repair, maintenance, operations and supply) with Unmanned Systems (Aerial, Surface, or Ground). Research and Development activities of relevant subsystems. Technical support in Specialized Software Applications."

     The Certificate can be found here.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

ALTUS has been succesfully reviewed under the ISO 14001 standard for the company's Environmental Management System on the "Services provision (repair, maintenance, operations and supply) with Unmanned Systems (Aerial, Surface, or Ground). Research and Development activities of relevant subsystems. Technical support in Specialized Software Applications."

    The Certificate can be found here.

ALTUS LSA successfully delivered the ATLAS 8 octacopter VTOL UAV and completed operator training for National Observatory Of Athens (N.O.A.).VTOL UAV was realized through KRIPIS – PROTEAS program and BEYOND Program is benefited by its operational activity

ATLAS 8 mini VTOL UAV is a compact UAS solution of high performance and quality. The octacopter system is based on a user friendly approach and through the Autopilot System and the UAS navigation software, the platform can be completely autonomous while on air, following the pre-determined flight plan set by the operator prior to the flight.

The specific version of the UAV was especially configured to meet the N.O.A. operational and technical requirements, as a tailored turnkey solution.

Four members of N.O.A. have been certified as ATLAS UAV operators after successfully completing the one-week theoretical and practical (hands-on) training program.

N.O.A. website: http://www.noa.gr/index.php?lang=en

VISIT OF THE DEFENCE ATTACHE OF THE EMBASSY OF INDIA IN PRAGUE TO NAMFI
ALTUS LSA in Drone Expo 2016

ALTUS LSA  participates in DroneExpo Greece, the first Exhibition about UAVs, Drones and Services in Greece.

You will find us in I-21 & I-31 of the DroneExpo exhibition area.

 More info in http://www.expoline.gr/el/drone-home

ALTUS LSA supports on the Thassos Forest Fires damage assessment

From 10 to 14 of September 2016, destructive Forest Fires plagued the Greek island of Thassos. During these 4 days, more than 140,000,000 m2 (140 square Km) have been claimed by the fire and dozens of houses and human constructions have been damaged of completely destroyed.

As a follow up action the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (ΥΠΟΜΕΔΙ) initiated the damage assessment for the affected areas. However as Thassos is comprised of very rough-mountainous terrain, with limited to no accessibility to remote mountainous areas, aerial support has been requested.

ALTUS close partner National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has responded to this urgent call, and using its own UAV assets and ALTUS operational support, managed to successfully complete the damage assessment project in a few days.

More specifically, ALTUS team organized the operational planning, executed all flights meeting the mission demands and covered the areas of interest providing inputs of very high quality orthophotos (up to 5cm/pixel resolution).

NOA team started afterwards the further processing these geo-tagged high quality imagery using the latest smart software solutions, creating very precise orthomosaics and 3D models, in order to make these inputs easily available to the Ministry to support the identification of destroyed properties and further government actions.


Greek Press Link

National Observatory of Anthens

Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

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9 Renieri str
Chania, 73134
Crete, Hellas
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