WB Electronics S.A., the continuator of technological transformation in the Polish army and the defence sector, has developed new DragonFly combat unmanned quadrocopter.
The DragonFly micro unmanned quadrocopter designed in order to support the following combat operations, depending on the payload in use:
- Surveillance, detection, recognition and identification of the objects of interest (EO/IR payload GS9),
- Detection and strike against the enemy personnel (EO-fragmentation charge warhead),
- Detection and strike against the enemy’s light armored vehicles (EO-linear cumulative charge warhead).
The DragonFly drone had a speed of 54 km/h and could carry a payload of 1.5 kg to a range of 10 km with an endurance of 20 minutes.
The payloads are interchangeable by sharing common interfaces. The DragonFly combat unmanned quadrocopter can be operated as an autonomous and independent system, being transported by the army or special forces troops.
The system has also the capability of being installed onboard the military vehicles, such us the terrain vehicle or armored personnel carrier. The subsystem as the Ground Control Station or Ground Data Terminal can be seamlessly integrated with the vehicle’s onboard installation making it a part of the system.
The warheads installed onboard DragonFly quadrocopter were designed and manufactured by Military Armament Institute (Poland) in partnership with WB Electronics S.A.
The DragonFly quadrocopter , in the combat mission is an one-time, expendable solution. On the other hand, equipped with the EO/IR payload can be recovered using deep-stall landing.
There is a special guidance tool facilitating the target aiming phase when the warhead is in ARMED mode.