Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Estonian company unveils new drone with VTOL capability

The Estonian Threod Systems company has unveiled its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. 

The company released footage on social media, saying: “We are proud to announce that Threod Systems has successfully integrated VTOL capability into our NATO class I UAV Stream C. The transition algorithms and VTOL-fixed wing functions have been developed in-house for Threods proprietary autopilot.”

VTOL brings a lot of mobility and convenience, especially in difficult terrain conditions. It enables the UAV usage in confined space, inside compounds and urban conditions. It also aids the operations in the natural environment like forests or mountain areas. Foremost it can be operated from a battleship or a rescue vessel.

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The trend in the industry is to implement VTOL capability to bigger UAVs. Stream C is perceived as NATO class I UAV that does the class II job and with the new feature Threod is aiming for an utterly competitive position on the market.

According to a company’s statement, the first public presentation of Stream C VTOL will be at the international defense exhibition IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi from 17th to 25th of February.

Threod Systems specializes in developing, producing, and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that are designed for information collection and exploitation in military, governmental and civil applications.

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