The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL supplies precision vertical takeoff and touchdown functionality to help missions in additional restrictive environments.
The result’s 14+ hours of flight endurance, making it the perfect VTOL resolution in its class. The VTOL booms are made from superior carbon-fiber composite, which makes them each gentle and inflexible. Battery substitute is fast and easy and might be carried out in below 2 minutes, minimizing the delay between flights. With the added weight of the booms to allow VTOL operations, the Penguin C Mk2 VTOL steps into the Group 3 UAS class with an MTOW of 32kg / 70.6 lb.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL UAS stays one of many smallest logistical footprints in its class. A full system consists of 3x Air Vehicles, 3x high-performance EO/IR Epsilon Gimbals, 1 GCS, and 1 MIMO Tracking Antenna. The total system might be transported in 5 Pelican circumstances and permits for speedy and straightforward meeting.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL has a 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb payload functionality and comes with one in all our high-performance EO/IR gyro-stabilized payloads. The most superior ISR payload that may be included on the Penguin C Mk2 VTOL is our Epsilon 180 gimbal from Octopus ISR, with its class-leading stabilization of 40 uRad jitter, and features a cooled MWIR thermal imager with steady 15x optical zoom and a long-range 90x zoom, 4K daylight digicam. Other smaller EO/IR payloads, reminiscent of our Epsilon 140 collection, are additionally accessible if desired. The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL additionally incorporates an revolutionary quickly swappable payload nostril cone, which might be modified out in lower than 2 minutes. The nostril cone is gyro-stabilized in roll axis, due to this fact including a further stabilization axis to any payload that the plane carries.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL plane accomplished an in depth flight validation program with over 600 profitable takeoffs and landings in various environmental situations. The plane is able to routine takeoff and touchdown in 30 knots (15 m/s) winds in addition to operations in excessive temperatures from -40°C to +50°C (-40°F to 122 °F).