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AUVSI 2012: Silent Falcon solar electric UAS launched

6th August 2012 - 17:33 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Las Vegas


Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Bye Aerospace have launched the Silent Falcon solar electric UAS for man-portable long-endurance ISR missions.

Unveiled on 6 August at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America conference in Las Vegas, the platform contains: 'proprietary technological advancements' in aeronautical design; electrical propulsion systems, solar energy capture, storage and management; latest-generation EO and IR sensors; advanced target identification and tracking methodologies; and 'unique' target image and data capture and transmission capabilities.

The combined result is a tactical UAS and sensor system with capabilities that 'exceed any UAS in its class', according to the companies.

'After over two years

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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