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Tests prove Thor robustness before delivery to Philippines

18th August 2020 - 16:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Thor multirotor VTOL mini-UAS from Elbit Systems has completed environmental qualification tests before delivery to the military in the Philippines.

According to Elbit, the tests measured the operational durability of Thor ‘under a range of extreme environmental conditions and its capability to withstand the physical stress requirements’, in order to align with the MIL-STD-810 standard. 

The tests demonstrated the capability of Thor to operate in temperatures from -40ºC to 65ºC; withstand vibrations and heavy rain; and resist penetration and damage from sand and dust.

Thor can carry a payload of 3kg at a maximum altitude of 2,000ft, with a flight endurance of up to 75 minutes and a maximum operational range of 10km.

More than 1,000 Thor units are being supplied to the Philippines, as part of a four-tier UAV acquisition strategy.

Elbit is helping to implement this strategy under a $163 million contract awarded in 2018.

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