Black Swift S1™ UAS

Simple, Intuitive, Reliable

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The Black Swift S1™ was designed as an advanced fully autonomous, yet simple to operate, survey and mapping platform. The combination of the ease-of-use of the Black Swift S1 along with the improved regulations allow new operators to get up and flying quickly. This allows entities needing this data to focus their efforts on using the data and doing the work rather than be primarily focused on UAS operations and certifications.


The system is ready-to-fly out of the box and includes everything required for conducting survey missions, including the aircraft, batteries, ground station with tripod, tablet computer, field toolbox, carrying case, and control handset. Unlike other systems, no additional computers or support equipment are required for conducting missions.


The Black Swift S1 is capable of conducting fully autonomous flights in unimproved areas. Take-off is performed through a simple hand launch, and the advanced landing algorithm provides for robust and precise autonomous belly landings. The Black Swift S1 has a high operational ceiling, and has been used to perform mapping missions at altitudes up to 14,000 feet in Colorado. It has been employed for surveying work, land management, crop damage assessments, and large area ecological studies.

S1 Specifications

Mission length: 1.5 hour
Storage medium: SD card
Area covered: 900 acres
Camera: 24 MPixel
Photo transfer: SD Card
Tablet model: 9.7″ Android® Tablet
Ground station mass: 2 lbs.
Ground station run time: 4+ hours
Gross Takeoff Weight (GTOW): 5.5 lbs.
Software Development Kit (SDK): Included
Field tripod: Included
R/C handset (for manual backup): 6-channel transmitter
Aircraft battery: 13,600 mAh LiPo
Battery charger: Performance LiPo charger

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The Black Swift S1™ is the perfect introduction to commercial operation of unmanned aircraft. Our mission planning software is so intuitive that you can learn it while performing real photogrammetry missions. You will quickly see the many possibilities of our gesture-based planning software tied to our common flight management hardware and software. For mapping and photogrammetry missions you will likely find that this is the only system that you need.

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BlackSwift S1™ Field Kit

The complete Black Swift S1™ field kit with ready-to-fly aircraft, handset, battery and charger, Sony a5100 camera, SwiftCore FMS, and tripod.

A Unified System

The Black Swift S1™ utilizes Black Swift Technologies’ SwiftCore™ Flight Management System, comprised of the SwiftPilot™, SwiftStation™, and SwiftTab™ user interface, along with support electronics. The entire system is designed for ease of use along with accurate flight tracking, even in high winds. The SwiftCore FMS is designed and engineered by Black Swift Technologies and is entirely made in the USA. The SwiftCore has been approved and used for major scientific missions by NASA, deployments by NOAA, and by a growing list of commercial users including engineering and survey professionals, construction and mining managers, as well as environmental monitoring by scientific and academic organizations.

S1 2-1-4 Flexible Acquisition Plan

Now It’s Easier Than Ever to Purchase a Black Swift S1 UAS


Our new 2-1-4 Flexible Acquisition Plan makes it easy to incorporate the advanced capabilities of the Black Swift S1 into your operation.


2 – $2,000 down payment

1 – $1,000 per month

4 – Up to $4,000 in payments credited towards S1 purchase price


Plan includes platform training sessions, flight planning assistance, Black Swift S1 UAS aircraft, and the SwiftCore Flight Management System. Everything you need to put precision aerial mapping technology to work for your business.