SwiftCore™ Flight Management System

A Unified System

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The SwiftCore™ Flight Management System (FMS) is an advanced end-to-end avionics solution enabling you to control, communicate, and command your Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for fully autonomous flight.


The SwiftCore FMS enables advanced control systems. These “smart” control systems provide industry leading sensor-based control of the UAS that minimizes operator workload while improving the quality of the observed data by autonomously modifying the flight path based on sensor inputs.


Proven in the field to provide a cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-operate system, the SwiftCore FMS is engineered to meet the demands of nomadic scientific field campaigns in harsh environments.


SwiftCore FMS has been approved and used for major scientific missions by NASA, deployments by NOAA, research studies conducted by institutions including CU, UTSI, and by a growing list of commercial users.

“I have not come across an autopilot that can handle fixed-wing aircraft as well as Black Swift.”

Daniel Hesselius

Director of Flight Operations
University of Colorado, Boulder

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SwiftPilot™ is an advanced high-performance autopilot system designed specifically for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Enables fully autonomous flight from launch to landing.

  • One of the smallest and most powerful autopilot commercially available
  • Two dedicated 168 Mhz Cortex-M4 CPU with FPU for autonomous sUAS functionality (core processors) and one (optional) 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor (payload processor) for customer use
  • Modularized CAN-bus hardware architecture, enabling virtually an unlimited number of connectivity options for peripherals/payloads (UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, Ethernet, USB, GPIO, etc.
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With its intuitive user-focused interface, SwiftTab enables flight planning that is both simple and easy to accomplish. Operators can program their Black Swift UAS in minutes to calculate the area under review and then begin collecting data for immediate analysis and decision-making.

  • Runs on a handheld Android™ Tablet as well as Android-based smart phones
  • Flight plans can be modified and uploaded mid-flight
  • Easily import maps and other geo-referenced data points
  • Gesture-based controls enable users to confidently deploy their UAS with minimal training
  • Collect data over geography that is topically diverse with confidence
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SwiftStation is a tripod-mounted, intuitive ground station that is both highly portable and customizable to support application-specific sensor integrations.

  • Incorporates both a 900MHz and a GPS antenna
  • Expandable functionality via custom modules
  • Multiple radio options available based on customer’s specific requirements
  • Seamlessly integrates with X-Plane Pro Flight Simulator

A Unified System

The entire SwiftCore system is designed for ease of use along with accurate flight tracking, even in high winds. It is designed and engineered by Black Swift Technologies and is entirely made in the USA. The SwiftCore FMS 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.

Take your scientific research to the next level with Black Swift Technologies.