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AUSA 2023: Steadicopter aims to fly high with new rotary UAVs

19th October 2023 - 09:47 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


Steadicopter's Black Eagle on display at AUSA 2023. (Photo: Wilder Alejandro Sanchez)

Israeli manufacturer Steadicopter presented its new Black Eagle and Golden Eagle rotary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the first time in the US at AUSA. Shephard spoke with Steadicopter CEO Itai Toren about what makes these Eagles different from other birds in the market.

Steadicopter has a family of Black Eagles, among which the version presented at AUSA 2023 in Washington DC last week was the largest, weighing 50kg as the max take-off weight.

Steadicopter CEO Itai Toren explained that the Black Eagle shown at AUSA was the 50 H maritime configuration equipped with three sensors. The Black Eagle 50 accommodates EO/IR technology, a maritime patrol radar (MPR), an AIS receiver and other tactical communication relays.

‘The Black Eagle can land on ships, even moving vessels, or fly from the shore to a small coastal patrol vessel with a limited landing area,’ Toren remarked, adding that

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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