CNIM AIR SPACE

CNIM Air Space, subsidiary of CNIM Group, benefits from a strong 50 years’ experience gained through projects designed for the benefit of major international and French actors.

Our offer is mainly dedicated to Defense, Security and Space markets:

  • Design, manufacturing and operations of surveillance and communication systems based on tethered aerostats or drone airships,
  • Design and manufacturing of stratospheric balloons, mainly dedicated to scientific missions, led by European and worldwide space agencies,
  • Design and manufacturing of thermal protections for satellites, supplied to the main European satellite manufacturers.

CNIM Air Space employs 70 collaborators and is located near Toulouse at the heart of the French aerospace ecosystem.

OUR PRODUCTS STRENGTHS

• Reliable
• Adaptable
• Multipurpose
• Persistent

DIRIDRONE, THE LIGHTER-THAN-AIR DRONE 

Since 2017, CNIM Air Space has been working with RTE (Le Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, the French electricity transmission system operator) to develop a drone airship dedicated to the inspection of high-voltage lines: Diridrone.  FR

In October 2020, this lighter-than-air drone has achieved with success its first missions in real conditions of use, above the power lines. This success is a key step of the Diridrone project. The final goal of the Diridrone project for RTE is to facilitate and to automatize the maintenance of the power lines network over long distances.

In general, Diridrone is targeting surveillance and infrastructure inspection professionals looking for an airborne platform which is innovative, persistent and with low operational costs.

PRODUCT RANGE

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To know more about our job opportunities, and to send us your application, please visit CNIM Group career center (CNIM Air Space is a subsidiary of CNIM Group).

AMONG OUR REFERENCES

THALES

AIRBUS

FRENCH MoD

FRENCH MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

FRONTEX

CNES

RTE

ONERA