At Animal Dynamics we design and manufacture uncompromised solutions from first principles engineering, to replace the need for humans in dirty, dull and dangerous operations. We are prioritising aerial autonomy with a focus on the commercial rollout of STORK STM, an autonomous heavy-lift parafoil UAV carefully designed to deliver logistics in harsh and austere environments.
As time advances it’s clear that a modern war requires new approaches to logistics. Most difficulties, be that shortages of fuel, broken vehicles or the inability to get supplies to the frontline, come down to a deeply rooted problem within resupply and logistics. There is an obvious need for heavy-lift drones or UAV vehicles for the delivery and resupply of cargo to areas cut off by destruction. We are addressing this problem and actively designing and building our solution; STORK STM.
There is an increased risk of extreme weather disasters, where the number of climate related disasters has tripled in the last 30 years. Today one in 33 people worldwide need humanitarian assistance or protection, more than any time since the Second World War. It is clear that modernised technological solutions are required to lessen this need and provide protection to both human life and the environment..Explore STORK STM
Despite all the technological advances, human life is still being put in dangerous and hostile environments which could result in injury or death. These environments range from warzones and natural disasters, to hazardous work within the agriculture industry with chemicals and machinery. We have the opportunity to resolve this by implementing autonomous solutions and protecting human life.Explore STORK STM
In many industries there is a tendency to carry over existing designs and components into new products. As a result, a lot of these products end up being slightly different versions of the product before. This approach is extremely inefficient as opposed to first principles engineering where problems are broken down into their most basic elements and reassembled from the ground up without the bias of previous products. First principles engineering ensures solutions are optimised without compromise.
Animal Dynamics’ Stork STM is a unique parafoil heavy-lift UAV capable of flying up to 400km fully laden with a 135kg payload. The Stork STM will go through marinisation, including integration of SATCOM, sonobuoy deployment cap...Read more about Animal Dynamics’ Stork STM parafoil UAV selected for Royal Navy’s Uncrewed Aerial Systems Heavy Lift Challenge (UASHLC) Phase 2
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