Aeryon Labs unveils new SkyRanger SUAS
Aeryon Labs has introduced a new small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) called the Aeryon SkyRanger. The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV has been designed to meet the aerial surveillance requirements of military, public safety, and commercial organisations.
The Aeryon SkyRanger has an endurance of 50 minutes, at a speed of 40/55 mph (65/90 kmh) with sustained/gust wind tolerance. It carries a stabilised dual EO/IR payload with streaming 1080p30 HD colour video and with a low-latency digital 256bit encrypted network with extensible range beyond 5km.
Simplified logistics mean that the pre-assembled system can be quickly deployed from a compact integrated backpack, with a folding design that includes battery and payload for powered standby, and easy field component replacement without tools.
Designed as a software and payload platform, the aircraft also has an intuitive touchscreen interface that provides simple point-and-click navigation and camera control, and seamless automated functions and safety features.
The SkyRanger has been developed as a solution for providing continuous eyes-on-target for situational awareness, operations in confined environments, and low-risk launch and retrieval without peripheral equipment. The aircraft has application to both land and maritime military use including covert ISR, convoy and compound security, and ship boarding operations.
Dave Kroetsch, president, Aeryon, said: ‘The Aeryon SUAS platform is the most mature, reliable, and capable system available on the market. With the Aeryon SkyRanger we are again setting a new benchmark for system reliability and integration, flight endurance and performance, and advanced functionality while maintaining operator ease-of-use. The Aeryon Scout remains an important part of Aeryon's product line - a high performance system at an attractive price point for public safety and commercial customers.’
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