Textron Systems has announced that the overall Aerosonde small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fleet has achieved 500,000 flight hours across global operations.
“We are proud to achieve 500,000+ hours in combat-proven flight with the Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System family of products,” the company said in a Twitter post Monday.
Also added that the Aerosonde continues to be a leader in the Group II UAS space for both land- and sea-based operations.
Capable of 15 hours of flight time, the Aerosonde is highly portable and boasts outstanding optics at high altitudes. It is a relatively quiet aircraft, as is necessary for its surveillance mission.
As noted by the company, the Aerosonde UAS is designed for expeditionary land- and sea-based operations and equipped for simultaneous day/night full-motion video, communications relay, signals intelligence.
With an easy-to-use launch and recovery trailer for constrained land and shipboard operations, Textron’s Aerosonde system is ready to go in any environment.