Avionics Services Launches MALE Class-4 Cacador Drone

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Avionics Services Launches MALE Class-4 Cacador Drone
Cacador MALE Class 4 UAV (Image: Avionics Services)

Avionics Services has launched its  Medium Altitude Low Endurance (MALE) UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) class 4 Caçador.

The launch held on June 30, 2016 included a retrospective of the project, the system’s capacity and information about its strong potential for usage in intelligence tactical missions by the Armed Forces, civilian defense, environmental defense, and agribusiness, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Caçador is based on the Heron-1 UAV and is developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The aircraft has complied with all proper regulations and obtained all permits required by the Brazilian government authorities. It is the only domestic UAV class 4 in operation in the country.

Among its features, Caçador is a medium-altitude, long endurance UAV capable of flying for more than 40 hours at an altitude of up to 30,000 feet, covering a 1,000 km range. The maximum take-off weight is 1.270 kg, allowing Caçador to transport multiple payloads simultaneously for a variety of missions. Moreover, the aircraft includes a wideband satellite communication channel for a range over 1,000 km from its command and control station—a valuable feature, especially in the case of large countries such as Brazil.

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