THE SILENT FLYER

TO SEE WITHOUT BEING SEEN
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 from the ingenuity of its founders Mr. Hjalti Hardarson and Dr. Leifur Thor Leifsson, who boast of more than 20 years of 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 the Silent Flyer a unique, first-of-its-kind UAV, which will be a game-changer for silent, small SUAS applications.
WHAT WE DO
FUNDING TO DATE
WHY INVEST WITH US

Reykjavik University, Iceland

Reykjavik University funds and co-operates on the Silent Flyer project.
HJALTI HARDARSON
Hjalti Hardarson, MEng, electrical engineering, Cornell University, University of Iceland.
Managing director of Flygildi ehf.
Co-founder of Flygildi ehf.
Co-founder of Hafmynd ehf, later Teledyne Gavia ehf (part of Teledyne, Inc. USA).
Co-founder of Hugrún ehf, later Hugrun Scientific Instruments AS (Norway).
e-mail: hjaltiha@flygildi.com
LEIFUR THOR LEIFSSON
Leifur Thor Leifsson, Ph.D. aerospace engineering, Virginia Tech., University of Iceland.
Co-founder of Flygildi ehf.
Assistant professor at Iowa State University,
Adjunct professor at Reykjavik University.
leifurthor@gmail.com

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Jonathan Hirshon, Horizon Communications, U.S.A. PR advisor for Flygildi ehf and shareholder.
Jonathan is known as the “Guru of Silicon Valley” (a title awarded by BusinessWeek) and has exclusively focused on high-tech PR for three decades. He has extensive corporate and agency PR experience as well as a history of orchestrating a wide range of successful global public relations campaigns at Sony, Apple, SGI, Pioneer and as counsel to a host of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups.
JONATHAN HIRSHON
FLYGILDI ehf, Tungata 35, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
tel: +354 690 4870
e-mail: info@flygildi.com