Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Polish Armed Force awards WB Group $3M for four sets of the mini FlyEye UAV

Recommended

Poland receives first upgraded Leopard 2PL main battle tanks

On Thursday, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa announced that it finished the construction process of the first two upgraded Leopard 2PL main battle tanks to the...

U.S. and British Soldiers conduct recon exercise in Poland

U.S. and British Soldiers conduct a reconnaissance exercise during NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group-Poland mission in Bemowo Piskie, Poland. On Monday, the Army press...

Polish Army to receive Rosomak-S armored vehicles designed to carry anti-armor squads

The Polish Ministry of National Defense has stated its intention to acquire the Rosomak-S wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) designed to carry anti-armor squads. Polish...

NATO conducts live-fly training flights over Baltic

On April 20 and 21, air forces from four Allies and two Partners and a NATO E-3A AWACS plane conducted live-fly training flights in...

Ukrainian AN-124 transports medical supplies to Poland

A Ukrainian cargo plane reportedly carrying medical supplies for coronavirus patients landed in Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday (16 April 2020) to help the country’s...

The Armament Inspectorate in the Ministry of National Defence in Poland has signed the contract for the supply of four sets of the mini FlyEye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a training package for $3 million.

The agreement stipulates the option for the further delivery of ten sets. One set comprises  four unmanned aerial vehicles, the value of the contract is 3 milion USD gross and the deliveries are due this year.

FlyEye is a mini Unmanned Air System (UAS), that is used for intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (ISTAR) of the battlefield, sensitive areas, national borders, natural disasters, or large public events.

FlyEye is a modular system characterized by the ease of assembly and disassembly. Launch readiness can be achieved in less than 10 minutes. Hand-launch with no additional equipment which allows it to be operated in tight spaces and confined areas. The UAV allows for integration with light precision armament and an acoustic vector sensor to detect source of fire.

Launch system – due to application of propulsion with static thrust compensating the weight of the airframe the aerial vehicle can be hand ? launched. It simplifies logistic issues of the system (no need for a launcher). An additional advantage of the system is the possibility to launch the aerial vehicle in a very confined space, such as built – up urban areas or a forest clearing.

Landing system – landing of the system consists in automatic ejection of a container holding the batteries and the surveillance payload, which descent and land on a parachute. The moment of ejection of the container is calculated by an on-board computer in such way that it allows for secure deployment of the parachute and secure descent until touch down in pre-programmed landing point. The accuracy of landing remains within 10 metres. Such solution provides an effective protection for the most expensive element of the system, that is the surveillance payload but it also allows for full manoeuvrability of the aerial vehicle during the final stage of flight at minimum speed.

The system has been battle proven in Afghanistan, and it is being used by the Ukrainian Army. The Third generation of FlyEye is equipped with a new observation head and batteries. The ground control station as well as backpacks and cases have also been modernised.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

TRENDING NOW

U.S. Army looks to buy Soviet-made special ammunition and weapon systems

The U.S. Army is buying an unspecified number of the Non-NATO standard ammunition and Soviet-era weapon systems, according to a government’s main contracting website...

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress arrives in Guam

The U.S. Air Force has deployed B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on July 4. The B-52H Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the...

Russia discloses new details of electromagnetic pulse cannon

Russian defense industry sources have disclosed the new details of the electromagnetic pulse cannon capable of hitting targets 6 miles away. The new super cannon...

Serbia receives Chinese-made unmanned combat aerial vehicles

Ministry of the defense Republic of Serbia has taken delivery of the first CH-92A unmanned combat aerial vehicles from China. The surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned...

Related News

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress arrives in Guam

The U.S. Air Force has deployed B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on July 4. The B-52H Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the...

Russia begins trials of new generation unmanned ground vehicle

Russia has begun trials of the new Marker unmanned ground system, the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects announced on 29 June. The Marker unmanned...

Israel launches new spy satellite that will be used to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities

Israel's Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries have successfully launched a rocket carrying a new Ofek 16 electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced capabilities...

35 years of lethality: U.S. Air Force celebrates B-1’s history

Thirty-five years ago, the first B-1B Lancer long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber was delivered to the U.S. Air Force. On June 29th, 1985, at 1:55...