Test systems and Instrumentation

UAV Launchers

ARIES has evolved into a world leader in providing launching solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial Targets (UAT). With over 13 years of experience in the field, ARIES is globally recognized as an innovator in UAV/UAT launching systems. We possess the technical know-how and resources to provide clients with custom-made UAV/UAT launchers, adapted to their individual needs and requirements.

We take advantage of various technologies to create tailor-made solutions for clients, using pneumatic (high and low pressure), hydraulic, and elastic rubber bands energies. With the capability to design launchers for UAVs/UATs of any geometric configuration and exit velocity. ARIES works with Spanish (SIVA, ATLANTE) programs and undisclosed international clients. The designs developed by our highly-skilled engineering staff are strong, sturdy, and capable of operating in the most severe environmental conditions.



The fact that the Spanish Ministry of Defence relies on ARIES for solutions proves the quality and dependability of the end-products we provide.

The family of launchers we can provide is described bellow:

BULL EL-01-  Bungee UAV Light Launcher

This launcher is based on the transformation of elastic energy, accumulated in rubber cords, into kinetic energy. Detachable into two parts; easy manual assembly and transportable by one single person (backpack). With BULL EL 01, hand-launched UAVs become reliable, dependable systems.

ATLAS ME-01- Advanced Tactical UAV/UAT Launcher System

ATLAS ME-01 is the ultimate technology for medium-weight UAV/UAT launching. Very high performances, autonomous driving force, maximum flexibility, fully customisable, high mobility (foldable and transportable on standard trailer), and fully ensured repeatability in all environmental conditions and operational scenarios. Quick set-up and assembly.

ALPPUL LP-02- Advanced Low-Pressure Pneumatic UAV Launcher

ALPPUL LP-02 is a technologically advanced launcher specifically designed for launching UAVs/UATs of elevated speeds and masses using low pressure pneumatic energy conversion. Using low launching pressures (below 10 bars) allows standard components to be used in the design, reduces the life-cycle-cost of the whole system, maintains maximum security and safety in each moment of operation and facilitates an easy-to-uses system. Quick set-up and assembly.

HERCULES AH-01- High-Energy Rail Catapult UAV Launcher Evolved System

Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas’ HERCULES AH-01 offers the ultimate tactical solution for launching UAVs/UATs in every type of field and condition. Its state-of-the-art design guarantees the best system for safe and point-based take-off for any kind of tactical unmanned aerial system in the world, covering a wide range of vehicle shapes, weights, configurations, and launch speeds specifications. Quick set-up and assembly. Air transportable (C130/A400M) and ISO20 palletised structure. Low maintenance cost.

LAE – High-Energy Launcher

LAE is a R&D project designed to develop a system capable of launching 400 kg UAVs at speeds of up to 70 m/s. It is a pneumatic launcher which incorporates a novel design to make use of the same cylinder during acceleration and breaking.