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Aerodata to introduce MALE UAS for maritime surveillance at ILA Berlin

3rd June 2024 - 21:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in Berlin


The AeroForce 380 MALE UAS will be officially announced at ILA Berlin Air Show 2024. (Image: Aerodata)

Aerodata and its partner Milkor signed a Memorandum of Understanding at last year’s Paris Air Show for the two companies to work together on the AeroForce 380.

Aerodata AG, a German-based intelligent solutions provider for airborne special missions, will officially introduce the AeroForce 380 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) which has been designed for maritime surveillance at ILA Berlin Air Show 2024.

The AeroForce 380 has been under development in partnership with South African aerospace firm Milkor as a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS, which the German company claimed would represent “a major step forward” in airborne maritime operations.

Aerodata and Milkor signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Paris Air Show 2023 for work on the project to develop the UAS platform with the intention of “redefining the standards of maritime surveillance technology”.

The UAS has been based on the Milkor 380 UAS platform which was designed for maritime surveillance and coast guard missions.

The AeroForce 380 will feature a service ceiling of 30,000ft and be able to operate in the Low Altitude Long Endurance (LALE) segment, which covers altitudes below 10,000ft, with endurance of up to 35 hours.

The UAS will feature a maximum take-off weight of 1,300kg and feature maritime surveillance sensors from Optimare Systems GmbH, a subsidiary of Aerodata.

The company will be showcasing the AeroForce 380 at ILA Berlin Air Show 2024 which will take place from 5–9 June.

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