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IDEX 2023: Black Eagle UAV gets miniature airborne radar

24th February 2023 - 09:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi

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The Bird Aerosystems radar-equipped Black Eagle 50H on show at IDEX. (Photo: Author)

Integrating the radar into the Steadicopter UAS allows the rotorcraft to spot potential maritime threats.

At IDEX, Israeli rotary-wing UAS manufacturer Steadicopter showcased the integration of a miniature airborne radar for maritime intelligence missions.

Combining the Black Eagle family UAS's endurance with Bird Aerosystems radar capabilities allows the drone to detect and track vessels at sea.

Described by Steadicopter as a 'game changer', the radar capability allows the Black Eagle 50H to accurately map shipping within a 200km radius in a short period.

Steadicopter sales, marketing and business development VP Noam Lidor said: 'Maritime border protection is one of the most prominent needs in the world today,

'The combination of the proven advantages of a

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Harry Lye

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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