The utilisation of a new material and cutting-edge design for an unmanned aerial vehicle – this was the innovation presented by the Military University of Land Forces at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, which took place on 11 April.

The Military University of Land Forces was among 822 exhibitors representing 40 countries. Deploying a light, stable, quiet, and invisible-to-radar aerial vehicle in combat conditions brings a tactical advantage on the battlefield, and in crisis management activities can be an effective tool supporting public services. “The invention presented by the team from the Military University of Land Forces makes it possible to cut the costs of operating aerial vehicles, increase their carrying capacity, and also bring about high manoeuvrability and flexibility of use. You can practically use your hand for take off and landing (eSTOL - Extremely Short Take-Off and Landing),” said Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs and research team leader Adam Januszko, DSc, Eng.

“We came up with the solution, and the innovative technologies are unique in terms of contemporary UAV designs,” added the team leader. The international jury also agreed with this opinion and awarded the designers from the Military University of Land Forces the gold innovation medal. This was not the only distinction received by the University’s research team. The great innovativeness of the product was also recognised by delegations from Thailand and Romania, which awarded the product the special prize of the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand and the Medal of the Association of Innovators in Romania. The University’s stand enjoyed great interest during the exhibition. Our visitors included Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Alicja Adamczak, President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.

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