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SPOOKFISH

  • Unarmed

  • Fully autonomous - no piloting skills required

  • Small Footprint - everything required for operation can be transported by a single car or SUV, assembled at a remote site without tools, and be flight ready within minutes

  • Hand Launched - steep climb-out and precise glide landing provides near VTOL* like performance, enabling operation from confined clearings

  • Independent - the system does not require any local infrastructure or ground equipment for operation

  • No launchers or recovery equipment or internet connectivity required, simply load batteries and go

  • Redundant flight control system

  • On board terrain avoidance

  • Intelligent energy management - Smart battery and real-time on board simulation during flight, ensures fail safe operation

 

HAND LAUNCHED

Designed to be assembled and launched by a single person, this unit is unrestricted in the terrain from which it can operate

Runway independent operation with VTOL-like performance. Takeoff by hand-launch does not require any significant space or surface preparation. The vehicle is capable of excellent climb rate and once launched, climbs out at a very steep 3:1 slope to clear local terrain. Recovery is a steep belly landing with 2:1 landing approach slope.


Positive control is maintained at all times for accurate landings in high wind. The vehicle is specifically designed for landings into small austere clearings. Areas with shallow inclines that are free of large rocks and boulders will minimize the risk of damage during landing.


A typical landing zone would be approximately 15 x 50m (50 x 165ft)

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Autonomous Landing

 
 
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EXTENDED RANGE ON A SINGLE CHARGE

All-electric systems are cleaner, safer and more reliable than gasoline powered hybrid systems. Battery powered systems have greater payload capacities and can deliver them at lower cost than comparable VTOL hybrids.
Charging batteries with the use of solar panels ensures that operations in rural or remote areas are possible as well as negating the need for any reliance on fossil fuels.

 

ALL WEATHER, DAY & NIGHT OPERATION

The system excels during operation in foul weather and can be flown in both day and night.


The weatherized air frame and waterproof air-data system allows the vehicle to be flown in moderate to heavy rain, combined with the ability to fly in high winds of up to 50km / h results in all-weather capability and mission readiness that is unmatched in the civilian market.


The system holds an Ingress Protection rating of 65 (IP-65) as defined in international standard IEC 60529

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INTERCONNECTS

Flight critical electrical interconnects are made using highly reliable military-spec waterproof connectors.


Connectors are manufactured and inspected to manned aircraft standards and are of a break-away design to ensure they disconnect without damage in the event of an accident.

 

POWER PLANT

Fuel cells are housed in a tough Kevlar enclosure for maximum safety

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FIELD SUPPORT KIT

If and when accidents do occur, components can be readily repaired in the field using materials supplied in the included Field Support Kit (FSK) or parts can be swapped between air frames to ensure a high degree of mission readiness

 

RUGGED MODULAR AIRFRAME

The system is comprised of a rugged, modular air frame for easy transport and small pack-out size


Construction is primarily of extremely tough Kevlar and carbon fiber


Components can be quickly and easily assembled without tools and be flight ready within minutes


Frangible materials are strategically used throughout the air frame to isolate and minimize damage in the event of an accident

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SIGINT / COMINT

Depending on the configuration, the payload for signals and intelligence can be customized to your requirements

 

PAYLOAD CAPACITY

Common battery and payload volumes can be traded within weight and balance limits to optimize configuration

 

REMOTE OPERATIONS

Should your operation involve activities that are far from local infrastructure, charging the batteries via an expeditionary solar array will provide the required solution, assuming the weather plays along

 
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