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Basic UAS unit with CCD TV optics, standard semi-autonomous flight avionics package and turbine or piston power plant.


Upgraded UAS with day CCD TV camera as well as FLIR optics package, fully autonomous avionics package and turbine or piston power-plant.


UAS with day CCD, FLIR and thermal cameras, fully autonomous avionics and weaponized with either 40mm, 37mm grenade launcher or 12 gauge shotgun with laser designator (military use only.)


Unavailable to non-military users.

Payload Characteristics

Sony FCB EX-1020 Electro-Optical Camera with 20X Zoom FLIR Photon 320, FLIR TAU 640
Semi/Full autonomous system radio link, Auto Take-off/Land, Pilot Assist Module, 30 hz Laser Altimeter, DGPS system with 2cm accuracy option.
(NOT AVAILABLE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT) U.S. Military components have options including single or multiple shot 40mm grenade launcher, 25mm Grenade Launcher, 12g shotgun

Airframe Characteristics

Dry Weight: 49lbs (16 kg)
Overall Length: 86 in (218.4 cm)
Height: 29.8 in (75.7 cm)
Width: 17 in (43.2 cm)
Rotor Span: 76.5 in (194.3 cm)
Usable Load: 22 lbs (10 kg)
Cruising Speed: 22 mph (35 kph)
Max Speed: 55 mph (88.5 kph)
Max Range: 15 miles (24 km)
Fuel Endurance: Turbine 45 min/Piston 3 hrs.

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