DSEi 2011: KADDB launches two new unmanned systems
Jordan-based King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has launched two new types of unmanned system at the DSEi exhibition in London.
Speaking to Shephard on 15 September, Lt Col Yahya H. Zweiri introduced the new family of quad rotor UAS, as well as the Mini UGV II wireless surveillance system.
The UGV is a throwable, upgraded tracked variant of the previous wheeled system, which serves to absorb more of the shock of a drop, which can be up to 4m, and the tracks also increase the mobility of the vehicle.
It can be used to look underneath vehicles to check for threats, and can be controlled from up to 300m away. It also includes an integrated tilt camera control system.
Three prototypes are to be sent out over the next two months to potential customers including the police.
The VTOL family comes in four sizes, with the heaviest weighing 4kg, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
They could be used by the Jordan armed forces for reconnaissance and target identification, and have an endurance of some 12 minutes. Speaking to Shephard at the exhibition, a KADDB spokesman said all systems could immediately be made available for orders.
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