unmanned aerial vehicles


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

We offer rugged and smaller RF connectors, cable and wiring to reduce the size, weight and power (SWaP) of next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles and surveillance systems.

Doing More with Less. Unmanned vehicles have become an important mainstay in modern battle spaces, and next generation systems will continue to be required to do more with less size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP). Reducing SWaP is vital to longer mission deployments, greater fuel efficiency, and the ability to add additional surveillance and combat capabilities.


Size, Weight and Power

Lower component weight and size is important in taking missions further, faster, and to manage more complex payloads along the way. More bandwidth is required from these smaller, lighter components and systems to handle increasingly complex high-speed communications requirements and the need for greater functionality. And whether smaller or lighter, or both, all elements of unmanned vehicles need to be rugged enough to handle the rigors of battle.

Increasing Performance on Land, Sea, and Air

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles (UGVs), and underwater vehicles (UUVs) have different performance needs to meet specific mission requirements and withstand various harsh environments. TE Connectivity (TE) has been and remains a valuable partner in developing lighter, smaller, more rugged end-to-end connectivity and communications systems and components—all critical to avoiding communications bottlenecks and ensuring the reliability and success of the next generation of unmanned vehicles.