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When Every Mission Counts

Industrial Heavy Lift Drones

Our vision is a future where heavy lift drones improve the usability, reliability, and safety of small unmanned aircraft, integrating them seamlessly into everyday industrial operations and specialized missions

Industrial Heavy Lift Multirotor UAVs
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Explore our lineup of NDAA compliant heavy-duty industrial UAV designed to enhance deliveries, improve flight time and reduce operational risk. We take our clients visions and turn them into their working realities.

Commercial Drone Parachute Systems

Drone Parachute Safety Systems Available Now

Built to the highest safety systems technology standards. Designed and manufactured by parent company Nippon Kayaku and backed by 100+ years of excellent in innovation, reliability, and quality.

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Every mission counts, fly with ASW.

ASW was formed in 2015.  Our founders are private flight school owners, collegiate aviation professors, human factors engineers, mechanical engineers, and unmanned systems engineers with UAS experience in both government and civilian sectors.

Realizing the KAYAKU Spirit

Safety as a Standardā„¢

With the support of Nippon Kayaku Company, ASW is working towards becoming the global leader in offering industrial grade drones with safety system integration as a standard feature.

Embracing Nippon Kayaku's Global "Sukima" Ideas

Niche engineering solutions to meet
your payload requirements.

ASW has extensive experience providing uniquely complex unmanned systems to civil and government customers. We can provide expert solutions to meet your requirements.

An Aero Systems West drone that can fly for about 50 minutes without any weight, and about 20 minutes while carrying up to 70 pounds, on display at a wildfire technology showcase at NASA Ames in Mountain View on April 13, 2023. Photo by Magali Gauthier

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Payloads ranging from precision agriculture sensors to counter-UAS and package delivery systems have been integrated with our aircraft.

Common payloads can be integrated with an off-the-shelf payload tray. For unique payloads, our experienced team can design a bolt-on interface tailored to your mission.

Our aircraft are designed to work with nearly any payloadā€”whether it exists today or will be released years from now.

ASW offers training courses for all of the systems we sell. Ā In-depth sessions are available for novice operators and those without existing certifications, while short courses are available for more experienced pilots simply requiring familiarity training on their new vehicle. Additionally, currency days with factory certified trainers are available for those who need to log flight time for operational requirements.

In addition to conducting training, ASW has helped multiple sUAS manufactures develop OEM courses to complement their products. Ā If you have a new system ready for market and wish to offer the best value to your clients, please consider contacting ASW to develop a customized training solution.


ā€‹The team at ASW has extensive experience providing complex unmanned systems to civil and government customers. We can provide expert solutions to meet your requirements. Our services include:

Full Systems Engineering Support

OEM Design, Integration, & Custom Builds

Payload Design

Software Design


Yes, through our sister company, PARASAFE

In July of 2021, Aero Systems West, Inc. was acquired by Nippon Kayaku Company. This acquisition further advanced our commitment to enabling UAS flight safety. Nippon Kayaku Company has contributed to UAS safety through the development of high reliability fast deploying parachute safety devices. Through this acquisition, Nippon Kayaku Company and ASW have unified their visions and goals to deliver ā€œSafety as a Standard.ā€

Parasafe is now available directly through ASW –Ā Safety As A Standard: Introducing the PARASAFEĀ® CA12-01 25kg Parachute Safety System for Drones!

With Accident Protection we’ll repair your drone after any accident, regardless of cause.

All DroneCare Complete customers who have completed their training are eligible for Accident Protection.

We provideĀ hassle-free regular maintenance by aviation experts to keep your drone working well for years


Simply use our pre-paid shipping label; we’ll check every nut and bolt, replace any worn-out parts, and ensure all subsystems are fully upgraded

With our ONE YEAR Limited Warranty, our experienced customer service team will repair any unforeseen issues.

Terms and conditions apply*

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Versatile ASW heavy duty industrial multi-rotor drones excel at long range and heavy lifting.


Hex, Pixhawk and Cubepilot.

Cables & Accessories

We help you maintain your drone.

Industrial Heavy Lift Drones

Aero Systems West provides quality aircraft, safety solutions and engineering services for drone service professionals.

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