SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.
JetLease, UAVOS team up for Albatross-2.2
JetLease has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UAVOS to further develop the Albatross-2.2, a fixed-wing optionally manned aircraft based on the Pipistrel Sinus light aircraft.
The solution has been designed for multispectral and radar monitoring of ground objects and marine areas, and cargo operations.
The Sinus aircraft will be modernised as part of the project. The aircraft will be integrated with UAVOS' automatic control system, its wings will be modified to carry suspensions for payload and electrical circuitry will be rearranged. The two companies will then conduct an analysis of the aircraft's structural strength and finalise the operational documentation.
The Albatross is capable of autonomous take-off, en-route flight and landing, has a payload capacity of 350kg and a range of 5,000km.
The first converted aircraft in fully automatic mode will be tested later in 2018 in the US.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
The UK has outlined a strategy on how it will spend billions of dollars on uncrewed systems over the next decade as it transitions to a more mixed force of crewed and uncrewed platforms.
The Spike FireFly saw operational use in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2023 which has led to increased interest in the loitering munition.
The funding towards the MQ-28A Ghost Bat will facilitate the delivery of three Block 2 aircraft with enhanced design and improved capabilities.
The Swedish Home Guard has received Anafi UAVs from Parrot to enhance surveillance and defence capabilities in various conditions.
World Defense Show 2024: Teledyne FLIR develops large CUAS to be sent for service in Ukraine and Middle East
Teledyne FLIR has released information on its new large CUAS system and has also displayed its ThermoSight HISS-HD at World Defense Show 2024.