The new eBee TAC fixed-wing UAS from senseFly is optimized for enhanced tactical mapping.
The transportable UAS weighs 3.5 kilos and gives as much as 90 minutes of flight time, in keeping with a information launch, with a protection space that’s optimum for mid- to long-range mapping and scouting missions for protection, authorities and navy functions. It can combine with situational consciousness instruments comparable to ATAK and is nicely fitted to BVLOS functions.
The drone offers area personnel entry to correct, dependable location knowledge and maps, delivering area intelligence and situational consciousness that makes it attainable for them to rapidly act throughout quickly altering environments. The system, at the moment employed by U.S. Forces, is National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) compliant.
The resolution comes geared up with enhanced security measures to guard area operations, together with eMotion flight and mission planning software program. The software program has Advanced Encryption Standard 2561 (AES-256) to forestall communications hacking between the UAS and its management station. Operators can activate silent radio mission mode to attenuate detection throughout flights. A No Log Mode suppresses flight recordings.
eBee TAC additionally has a digital camouflage (“digicam”) pores and skin for elevated stealth. It might be quickly deployed from meeting to hand-launch in three minutes and operated by one individual within the area. The included backpack gives safety and portability for the drone and its parts between areas.
The system additionally comes with a collection of swappable sensors. Operators can collect thermal, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and RGB knowledge that may be instantly used by way of the on-board SD card for evaluation. Aerial knowledge might be processed utilizing photogrammetry software program to generate high-resolution topographic maps and 3D fashions of panorama terrain, high-value factors of curiosity and different outputs.
“Traditional mapping instruments, comparable to quadcopters or short-range surveillance drones, lack the capabilities to carry out mid-range mapping reconnaissance duties, notably in environments which are troublesome to navigate,” mentioned Benjamin Pinguet, product and resolution supervisor at senseFly, in keeping with the discharge. “Together with our accomplice, Tough Stump Technologies, we now have listened to the wants of area personnel to make sure that the eBee TAC is purpose-built for the tactical mapping calls for of protection functions. We’re assured that that is the perfect product to go well with their wants.”
senseFly has a distribution partnership with Tough Stump Technologies, a veteran-owned enterprise specializing in distant sensing, situational consciousness and cellular communications. The eBee TAC is out there as a part of its ARTEMIS (Aerial Reconnaissance Tactical Edge Mapping Imagery System) resolution, alongside the eBee X and senseFly’s portfolio of UAS sensors. It additionally might be bought as a standalone product immediately from senseFly.