xKIT for OPVs Released – “Pilot Optional”

The S-PLANE xKIT is a unique automation solution which converts an existing manned aircraft into an Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV). Released by S-PLANE Automation today, this product enables system integrators and aircraft manufacturers to bring sophisticated unmanned features rapidly to market. The xKIT can be readily applied to almost any fixed- or rotary-wing aircraft and integrates seamlessly with third party payloads and communications links

S-PLANE Exhibiting at AAD 2016

AAD 2016 is an exciting event for S-PLANE and our partners. A highly realistic and functional demonstration system will be on exhibit allowing visitors to experience the newly launched xKIT in operation. The AAD (African Aerospace and Defence) Expo is the “premier exhibition of air, sea & land technologies in Africa” and takes place at Waterkloof AFB, Pretoria, South Africa, from 14-18 September 2016. All our customers and partners are invited to reconnect with key S-PLANE staff whom will be present at our stand in Hangar 6.

S-PLANE at UMEX 2016 in Abu Dhabi

Our existing customers, UAV system integrators and UAS end users in the UAE and immediate region are once more invited to visit S-PLANE Automation at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, at the UMEX 2016 exhibition from 6 to 8 March 2016. This follows our highly successful exhibit at IDEX 2015 at the same venue.

An interactive demonstration system will be on display and S-PLANE staff will be on hand for assistance. Please stop by to discuss your requirements and hear about the latest developments.

C4I solutions at Dubai Airshow 2015

S-PLANE Automation will be present at the Dubai Airshow from 8 to 12 November 2015.

A special focus will be placed on C4I solutions for airborne deployment which will be demonstrated as part of the Esterline exhibit at the event.

S-PLANE ParagonC2 and C4I systems are tightly integrated, offering seamless sharing  of information for a comprehensive Common Operating Picture. The airborne platform places  Paragon C4I in the hands of a pilot in manned aircraft, providing real-time access to information in the Common Operating Picture.


Combating threats against a nation’s sovereignty, its critical assets or its people requires the effective use of the best technologies to enable decision makers to take appropriate and focused action. The ParagonC4I software suite creates an operational picture with rich intelligence and real-time information. It binds unmanned systems, manned platforms, and other resources to form a unified force. Its net-centric design improves information sharing, collaboration and self-synchronisation, enabling forces to act as a single entity to effectively combat these threats. ParagonC4I will be demonstrated by the S-PLANE team at IDEX 2015. Visit S-PLANE in the Unmanned Systems Area, Stand UM-59 to view and find out more about this product.


S-PLANE will be exhibiting at IDEX in Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 22nd to the 26th of February 2015. IDEX is the world’s leading defence exhibition, attracting over 1,200 international exhibitors from nearly 60 countries and more than 80,000 visitors. S-PLANE’s key company decision-makers will be available at the exhibition to discuss products, partnerships and potential collaboration. In addition, S-PLANE will be running live demonstrations of its latest Paragon product suite for Command & Control and C4I applications. Visit S-PLANE in the Unmanned Systems Area, Stand UM-59 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (