Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS)’s Steadicopter, expands the Black Eagle 50’s uses to include Electronoc Warfare missions. The company is to present it’s lightweight unmanned robotic helicopter, Black Eagle 50 for the first time at the Singapore Airshow.
The Black Eagle 50 is meant for naval missions. A special inertial navigation system capability enables the continuation of the flight and the mission, without relying on GPS, delivering a significant advantage in GPS-denied areas.
The system has a steady hovering endurance of up to 3 hours and flight endurance of up to 4 hours.
Black Eagle 50 is lightweight and compact, with a maximum take-off weight of 35Kg, and payload capacity of 5Kg. It has a communication range of up to 150km, and a service ceiling of up to 10,000ft. Its total length is 2540mm, while its maximum air speed is 70 knots (126Km/h) with a cruising speed of 45 knots (81 Km/h).
Noam Lidor, Marketing Director at Steadicopter, said, “Thanks to our collaboration with these companies, we were able to extend Black Eagle 50’s capabilities to EW missions by integrating their cellular payload for collecting and detecting cellular identities and RF signals, and their Wi-Fi payload for identifying, detecting and intercepting Wi-Fi broadcasts. These EW capabilities have been added to existing GPS independence and marine capabilities.