30.1.2020

Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 integrates an EW payload

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Source: Defense World

Article Headlines

  • Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) Steadicopter, expands the Black Eagle 50’s uses to include Electronic Warfare missions
  • The system has a steady hovering endurance of up to 3 hours and flight endurance of up to 4 hours
  • Black Eagle 50 is lightweight and compact, with a maximum take-off weight of 35Kg, and payload capacity of 5Kg
  • It has a communication range of up to 150km, and a service ceiling of up to 10,000ft
  • Its total length is 2540mm, while its maximum air speed is 70 knots (126Km/h) with a cruising speed of 45 knots (81 Km/h)

Overview & Comments

  • Although Israel is a powerhouse regarding frontline UAS manufacturers of all categories, Steadicopter is the only Israeli company that has developed a rotary small tactical UAS
  • This category of systems is an extremely interesting one as the general notion was that unmanned small tactical rotary UAS are irrelevant due to the rise of multi-rotor drones and hybrid fixed wing / VTOL
  • But, due to the rise of these systems, which are great at their niche of missions, the advantages of the single rotor systems are now better understood
  • In general, their ability to carry a 5 kg payload for up to 4 hours when compared to multi-rotor drones, and hover for extensive periods of time when compared to the hybrid systems enable them to meet the requirement of specific mission needs
  • Contact ABG-SC to learn more on the rotary UAS market

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