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Hornet UAS to feature at AUVSI

7th August 2009 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Adaptive Flight is to showcase its advanced micro helicopter UAS with flight demonstrations at AUVSI.

Dubbed the "Hornet Micro UAS", it's ideal for a wide variety of missions due to its ability to loiter in place and to be deployed in less that four minutes from a Humvee, or from a backpack by an individual or by platoon level teams.

In addition, the "Hornet" is intuitively controlled using a PC joystick format or can be flown autonomously.

It is powered by a quick-swap battery power pack, weighing 2.4 lbs and has an endurance of more that 20 minutes. Its ability to go where no fixed-wing UAV can go and transmit real-time video from a single vantage point or multiple angles makes it ideal for a wide variety of civilian as well as military missions, including homeland security, law enforcement, first response, maritime, and industrial and campus security.

The company says the Hornet fills a critical gap in ISR capability not available from larger and higher flying winged UAVs. The Hornet will go low, stop and get close to provide intrusive ISR. 

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