Flygildi is an Iceland-based company, founded in 2012 with the sole purpose of developing, maturing and commercializing a ground-breaking drone solution for covert and silent operations. The idea was born in 2008 by its founders Mr. Hjalti Hardarson and Dr. Leifur Thor Leifsson, who boast of more than 20 years’ extensive international experience in the development and commercialization of autonomous unmanned vehicles, both for aerial and underwater usage.
The core technology is a novel wing design for a game-changing drone, which can mimic the performance of an actual bird, thereby emitting < 70dB of noise, while blending in with the surroundings through customizable appearance. This makes Silent Flyer a unique, first-of-its-kind UAV, which will be a game-changer for silent, small SUAS applications.
Prior to founding Flygildi ehf. It’s primary founder, Hjalti Hardarson founded two highly successful high-tech companies.
Managing director of Flygildi ehf and co-founder.
She holds a MSc. in Business Administration and Marketing. She has extensive experience in business management, developing company financing and marketing strategies. She manages her own financial consulting business and has occupied positions of top responsibility in companies such as IMC Ísland ehf, The Nordic House and 66° North Ltd. She is the Project Manager and the team leader.
He holds a Cand Sci degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc degree in Reliability Engineering and Safety Management. He has previously managed sales and partnerships for a tech start-up and is an experienced fund manager. He is a VC investor that fully believes in the Silent Flyer endeavour and is highly committed to it. He is the Project Commercial Director, leading Work Package WP4.
Peter holds a PhD in technical sciences with a thesis in the field of Distributed Satellite Network Control Systems and an MSc. Engineering in Applied Computer Sciences for Aerospace applications. He is an expert in IT/Software project management (conventional and agile approaches), teams and resource management. He is our project Technical Director and leader of WP1 and WP2.