Agreement for cooperation

for the development of mini unmanned aerial vehicle


International Association for Development of Education in Viet Nam - AIDEV - France

(Association Internationale pour le développement de l’enseignement au Viet Nam)


Aeronautical Engineering Department Ho Chi Minh University of Technology

(HCMUT)–Viet Nam


Following several meetings at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology from February to March 2006, between the Head of Aeronautical Engineering Department and Mr. Huynh Huu Thanh of AIDEV, for the purpose of increasing the cooperation and the assistance from AIDEV in order to realize a mini unmanned aerial vehicle for Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (*), both parties have agreed on the following topics:

1.      Development of  the mini unmanned aerial vehicle ( Mini-UAV)

Realization of the mini-UAV development project, within a time period between three and four years, by breaking down into four main phases as follows:

-         Phase 1: Analysis, definition, specifications

-         Phase 2: Investigation, development, realization

-         Phase 3: Experiments, adjustment

-         Phase 4: Integration, demonstration

2.      Training and supervision

-         Selecting and listing the staff and students for training

-         Defining domains and topics for training

-         Outlining content and schedule of the training program

-         Organizing lectures and seminars, to be provided by Mr. Huynh Huu Thanh during his missions in Viet Nam, for the benefit of students and staffs of the Aeronautical Engineering Department.

-         Preparing the text of lectures and seminars 

3.      Output

-         A complete set of UAV equipment including at least one mini-UAV equipped with avionics, one ground station (control monitor, remote control) and software

-         Document of lectures and seminars 

4.      Prospect of further research and development

The mini-UAV will be fundamental means for further research and development of various new domains which can be beyond the present domains of the Aeronautical Engineering Department, HCMUT, such as:

-         New concepts of UAV, or micro- UAV

-         Automatic control to increase the autonomy of the UAV

-         Image capture and transmission

-         Real-time electronics and real-time computation.

Ho Chi Minh City, March 20th, 2006


Signed by


Mr. Huynh Huu Thanh

Dr. Nguyen Thien Tong

Mini-UAV - Project Manager

Head of  Aeronautical Engineering Department



 (*) see “Development planning of mini-UAV for HCMUT” by Mr. Huynh Huu Thanh