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Singapore Airshow 2022: Steadicopter adds hybrid option for Black Eagle 50 UAS

16th February 2022 - 17:30 GMT | by Roy Choo in Singapore

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Steadicopter’s Black Eagle 50H on display at the Singapore Airshow 2022. (Photo: author)

The hybrid Black Eagle 50H rotary-wing UAV introduced by Israel's Steadicopter increases endurance while maintaining payload capacity for ISR missions.

Israeli company Steadicopter, which specialises in rotary-wing uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), displayed its new hybrid-powered Black Eagle 50H helicopter at Singapore Airshow 2022.

Announced on February 8, the latest Black Eagle 50 variant is designed to combine the best aspects of the gasoline-powered 50 and electric 50E models.

The original Black Eagle 50 was in development for over a decade, with final configuration being unveiled in 2018. Steadicopter project manager Or Saf told Shephard that the model, which had a maximum take-off weight of 35kg and a 4h endurance, could only carry a 5kg payload. The company therefore realised that it had to scale

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Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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