French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has received all 27 Novadem NX70 micro-UAV systems, order for which was placed late last year.
Novadem received the Euro 2 million ($2.2 million) order for the tiny drones in December 2018, all of which have now been delivered, local media reported.
The NX70 micro-drone has a weight of only 2.2lbs. Its flight endurance can reach up to 45 minutes and it has a range of more than 1.8 miles. It can fly even in harsh weather conditions (wind up to 40 mph, rain, dust, wide temperature range) allowing for a high availability rate. Its data links are encrypted, no information is stored on board and no internet connection is required to operate the UAV, thus avoiding risks of information compromise. The logistic footprint is limited to a single ruggedized transport case including all equipment making it easy to transport.
In addition to its day and night observation capacities, the NX70 can be equipped with extended capabilities allowing it, for example, to ensure observation missions of several hours fed from the ground by a cable that can be released in flight or to carry small devices. Its ruggedized ground station is compatible with defense-format maps and coordinates.