Designed for expeditionary land- and sea-based operations and equipped for simultaneous day/night full-motion video, communications relay, signals intelligence and a customer-selected payload in a single flight, Textron Systems' Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) delivers reliable, multi-mission performance in a class by itself. It is field-proven with more than 300,000 flight hours, including desert heat and Arctic cold.
We also offer turnkey, fee-for-service operations with our systems, operators and trainers. Our hybrid approach provides hands-on training for customer staff while we launch operations.
Expeditionary land- or sea- based operations
Purpose-built Lycoming® EL-005 heavy-fuel engine for benchmark-setting reliability
Covert operation, with negligible visual and auditory signature
Multi-intelligence (multi-INT) payloads, i.e., electronic warfare (EW) and communications relay, in a single flight
PAYLOAD CAPABILITIES AVAILABLE:
Full-motion video (FMV) and day/night imaging
Voice communications relay
Ad-hoc networking (MANET)
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
Signals intelligence (SIGINT)
Communications intelligence (COMINT)
Automatic identification systems (AIS)
AEROSONDE® FIXED WING
Textron Systems' Aerosonde SUAS offers superior reliability and multi-mission performance in its class. With an easy-to-use launch and recovery trailer for constrained land and shipboard operations, our Aerosonde system is ready to go in any environment.
LYCOMING EL-005 ENGINE
Lycoming’s EL-005 is optimized for jet fuels and uses digital electronic controls to create a seamless flying experience.