Pegasus Aerospace this week announced the launch of its new tactical drone system catering to government agencies, law enforcement and the private-security sector.
ShockWave Tactical UAS is designed – according to a company statement – “to enable clients to safely and accurately achieve their missions without risking and endangering first responder lives, in case of a life-threatening situation.”
The drone system offers several non-lethal options for defense and police ops that can nevertheless incapacitate a target from a distance and also provide surveillance and intelligence collection.
“ShockWave will neutralize a subject’s ability to inflict further harm,” Eugen Toma, Chief Technical Officer of Pegasus Aerospace and Shockwave’s Inventor said.
The system offers:
- Full manual or autonomous modes;
- Incapacitating Light Emitting Diode Device, a new tech developed by the company, that “emits different colored light, flashes and patterns, which act on the target’s brain, inducing disorientation, confusion, nausea and, in some extreme cases, vomiting;”
- Custom Digital Taser Module available with cartridges capable of accurately striking a target 20 feet away;
- IR targeting laser, visible on its camera system;
- NLLS System – a 12GA launcher module designed to fire “12-gauge non-lethal ammunition, such as flash-bang grenades, as well as pepper or rubber rounds;”
- 1080p HD camera system that can transmit video or save to DVR – a fixed front camera provides a pilot’s eye view, with a superimposed HUD system;
- FLIR Duo Pro R, HD dual-sensor thermal camera available;
- Compact design and footprint.
This is going to be a game changer,” said Joseph Erik Mattern, Pegasus Aerospace CEO and co-Creator of ShockWave. “ShockWave will save lives.”
A company statement adds:
“With its small transport footprint, agile and readily deployable flight performance compared to other compact non-tactical UAV systems, ShockWave gets closer to the action, staying one step ahead, while meeting complex challenges. A modular and cost-effective design enables the operator to deliver multiple capabilities and applications, while meeting national aviation regulations and operational requirements.”
ShockWave is IP-64, STANAG 4586, FAA compliant and is ready for use in controlled national airspace across all classifications.