X-craft are fundamentally problem solvers. We use our knowledge and experience in robotic craft to find the most practical, cost efficient solution to your problem.
X-craft is a New Zealand company that designs, develops and tests robotic air and sea craft. We specialise in system development with many of our clients seeking custom solutions for difficult problems or conducting field operations in the most challenging environments.
Operations : X-craft can provide a wide array of operational services with a variety of fixed wing, multi-rotor, hybrid VTOL and sea based platforms. We offer a range of payload options including fully automated missions. Basic payloads include high resolution optical still frame, 4k Ultra High Definition video, 3D ortho-mosaics, Infrared and Multi-Spectral Imaging. Advanced payloads with specialist equipment can be accommodated. We have experienced field teams that operate throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.
Research and Development : X-craft has it's own research, design and build team giving us a powerful prototype and manufacturing capability. We preserve strong international partnerships with experts, other manufacturers and operators of advanced robotic craft. We are experienced in managing confidential partnerships with experts, companies and clients.
Consultancy : X-craft draws together an impressive range of skills and experience, both inside the company and via it's extensive external relationships. These resources offer considerable in-depth capability to examine our clients projects. We are able to scale our work to suit the clients requirements and their budget. We aim to save our clients time and money by offering "real world" solutions using the best technology and the most innovative minds available.
Professionalism : X-craft is one of the founding members of UAVNZ, the national industry body for Uncrewed Aerial Systems in New Zealand. Our CEO Philip Solaris has been an Executive Committee member of UAVNZ. X-craft is proud to uphold New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Part 102 certification which demonstrates our commitment to the highest safety standards, code of conduct and values of professionalism.
Philosophy : X-craft are committed to using robotic systems for the betterment of the human condition. We hold a special company mandate that allows us to operate on a not-for-profit basis for humanitarian and environmental projects.
The World Bank
The Pacific Community Organisation : SPC
The World Wildlife Fund
Niue Ocean Wide
Airways New Zealand
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research : NIWA
New Zealand Department of Conservation : DOC
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue : LandSAR
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
Manaaki Whenua : Landcare Research
The Cawthron Institute
Maritime New Zealand
Tonkin and Taylor