Australian Army orders Faun Trackway UAV landing mats

Faun Trackway, the defence division of Faun-Zoeller based in Llangefni, Anglesey, has secured an £800,000 order from the Australian armed forces.

Trackway’s UAV landing mat, which it unveiled for the first time at September’s DSEi defence exhibition to an international audience in London, acts as a temporary runway for unmanned aerial vehicles.

The agreement is the first-ever sale for the mat and a further Trackway agreement with the Australians who, along with more than 40 different nations worldwide, use its range of temporary aluminium roadways and runways.

The lightweight UAV landing mat is designed to provide a temporary smooth landing, regardless of terrain, for any size or weight of UAV and can be deployed rapidly by hand.