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Hummingbird XRP

Hummingbird Viewed from the front


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  • Reference Technologies announces its Hummingbird (R) XRP (eXtended Range and Payload) Hybrid powered VTOL UAV.
  • Reference Technologies featured in latest issue of Unmanned Systems Technology magazine.
  • Reference Technologies announces its upgraded 13 Kw hybrid power system with multi-fuel capability
  • Reference Technologies releases its Hummingbird XRP performance data - 6+ hour flight duration with 30+ lb payload.


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Ground Control Station (Portable)

The ReferenceTek ground control station components include the aircraft control and telemetry unit on the right and the optional live video link processor on the left.









Ground Control Station (Mobile)

The Mobile Ground Control Station is a completely autonomous flight operations van with its own 100 KW generator, air conditioning and heating system. The M-GCS has three pilot stations and three sensor stations with conference and observation areas. Internet service is provided via satellite dish and aircraft telemetry and control are linked via auto-tracking antennas. Voice communications are provided between ground based and airborne observers as well as FAA personnel and local airport authorities via UHF and VHF radios.

Hummingbird(R) XRP

The Hummingbird XRP is the company's newest Hybrid VTOL product providing flight duration in excess of 6 hours with a payload capacity in excess of 30 pounds. In addition, the aircraft has eight hard points for client payloads with the ability to remotely deploy or retain payloads depending on mission requirements. With a hybrid power system that generates over 10kW, reserve power can be provided to client payloads./p>

Core Values


Social Responsibility:

At Reference Technologies we are committed to operating our business in a socially responsible and sustainable way.  Our corporate social responsibility policy aims to give our stakeholders a clear understanding of our standards for business conduct.  The policy applies to all company employees, governs our approach to all our activities, and includes:

  • Corporate Governance
  • General Business Principals
  • Health and Safety
  • Code of Ethics


We believe that, by working together, diverse people with different experiences conceive some of the most innovative ideas. Diversity hones our competitive edge and contributes to our company's strength. Reference Technologies actively promotes inclusiveness across the workplace, creating an environment where each individual has an equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential, where human differences are valued, and where employees feel respected and empowered in the decisions that affect them. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

Health and Safety:

In the company's General Business Principles, we commit to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all our employees. To that end, our global health and safety vision and policy reflect a proactive and preventative behavior-based approach that integrates health and safety into our culture, values and the way we do business. We recognize that in order to protect our staff and other stakeholders from injury, illness and other loss, we must value health and safety as much as our other core values and make it an integral part of the solutions we provide to our clients.

Code of Ethics:

Reference Technologies will conduct its business honestly and ethically wherever we operate.  We will constantly improve the quality of our products, services, and operations and will create a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment.  No illegal or unethical conduct on the part of officers, directors, employees or affiliates is in the company's best interest.  ReferenceTEK will not compromise its principals for short-term advantage.  The ethical performance of this company is the sum of the ethics of the men and women who work here.  Thus, we are all expected to adhere to a high standard of personal integrity.

Officers, directors, and employees of the company must never permit their personal interests to conflict, or appear to conflict, with the interests of the company, its clients or affiliates.  Officers, directors and employees must be particularly careful to avoid representing the company in any transaction with others with whom there is any outside business affiliation or relationship.  Officers, directors and employees shall avoid using their company contacts to advance their private business or personal interests at the expense of the company, its clients or affiliates.

No bribes, kickbacks or other similar remuneration or consideration shall be given to any person or organization in order to attract or influence business activity.  Officers, directors and employees shall avoid gifts, gratuities, fees, bonuses or excessive entertainment, in order to attract or influence business activity.

Officers, directors and employees will refrain from gathering competitor intelligence by illegitimate means and refrain from acting on knowledge which has been gathered in such a manner.  The officers, directors and employees of the company will seek to avoid exaggerating or disparaging comparisons of the products, services and competence of their competitors.

Reference Technologies, Inc.

Code of Ethics Policy 2015

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