UAVOS has announced its new SURVEYOR-H Unmanned Aerial System, based around the company’s UVH-290E vertical takeoff/landing (VTOL) drone platform. The new unmanned helicopter has a takeoff weight of 192 lbs (87 kg) and was designed with durability, extended operation life and serviceability as a priority.
Multi-purpose unmanned UVH-290E helicopter is the newest modification of UAVOS helicopters with a gasoline rotary engine. In comparison with the previous version, the telemetry of helicopter state parameters has been expanded which allows controlling the basic parameters in flight, thereby contributing to the increased reliability and safety..
The flying range of the UAV is 249 miles (400 km), the practical ceiling is 6800 ft (2100 m). The flight time of the helicopter is 5 hours with a payload of 11 lbs (5 kg). In addition, the efficiency of using the aircraft in difficult climatic conditions with a wide temperature range -31F + 122F (-35C to + 50C) has been increased.
Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS investor and board member, said: “The technical architecture of the new VTOL aircraft was designed by taking into account the experience of commercial use of helicopters with different target payloads. The new UAV embodies a whole range of design features that enhance the strength and operational survivability of the machine. So, the construction of the unmanned vehicle was strengthened. The helicopter has a completely aluminum framework without the presence of hobby components.”
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Our complex implements retransmission of data on the command line, which significantly increases the area of the safe operation of the complex. The EW countermeasure function makes it possible to carry out research in the conditions of jamming of satellite radio navigation signals and the command line channel.
For the new helicopter, a target payload with a 4K day camera, thermal camera and laser rangefinder is designed. Weight of the gyro-stabilized suspension is 8l bs (3.6 kg). Its gimbal includes a computer for processing video on board, capturing and tracking targets, recording data and automatic guidance.
The unmanned UVH-290E helicopter is positioned as a multifunctional aircraft and can perform a wide range of tasks: from research missions to the delivery of cargo weighing up to 20 kg, in hard-to-reach areas.
“The main objective of upgrading our VTOL fleet is to enhance the reliability of equipment and to increase resources and simplify operation for personnel. In particular, the new version of the petrol helicopter has an automatic starter generator, an easily assembled structure for the convenience of transportation, and a power scheme that has been updated for redundancy of some systems,” concluded Tarasov.