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Black Eagle family expands with new electric members

1st September 2020 - 14:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Israel-based Steadicopter has developed new lightweight electrically powered versions of its Black Eagle family of rotary-wing VTOL UAVs. 

Black Eagle 25E and Black Eagle 50E are adapted for a range of missions including covert operations, maritime applications and homeland security.

Steadicopter claimed that converting its Black Eagle 50 system to an electric-powered engine has significantly reduced the overall weight of the platform to as little as 18kg (or up to 35kg depending on the payload).

This enables additional, much required, payload capacity for a variety of missions. Each model has the capacity to carry additional batteries for longer flights, heavier payloads and more, the company noted in a 1 September statement

Black Eagle 25E is designed to carry a payload of up to 25kg, making it suitable for tactical-urban missions while meeting the weight and category regulations.

‘With a zero-logistic footprint, the Black Eagle 25E and 50E are the perfect fit for the ever-important maritime domain,’ Steadicopter noted in its statement. ‘All Black Eagle systems are certified for use in the harshest maritime operating scenarios, according to IP67 environmental standards.’

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