Saturday, December 3, 2022

UAV Factory unveils its Penguin long range unmanned aircraft system at Milipol

UAV Factory Ltd., a company specialising in the design and manufacture of fixed wing unmanned aircraft, unveiled its latest solution at the Milipol exhibition in Paris.

UAV Factory Ltd. has unveiled the latest version of its Penguin unmanned aircraft system designed for a professional use. UAV Factory is a global leader in small fixed-wing UAV design and manufacturing, having delivered more than 165 airframes to customers in 43 countries. Since 2012, UAV Factory holds the world flight endurance record for small UAS class aircraft: 54.4 hours.

During exhibition was unveiled the Penguin C long endurance, long range unmanned aircraft system. Its flight endurance of over 20 hours and operation radius of over 100km / 60 miles makes it extremely productive unmanned platform in terms of distance travelled and area covered in a single flight.


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The entire system with 3 UAVs, operated by a crew of two, fits in a minivan, and it can be assembled in less than an hour. Its portable launcher and parachute recovery system allows for runway-independent operation and unmatched portability in its class.

Penguin C is available with the Epsilon series of advanced micro-gimbals developed by Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory. Epsilon gimbals provide advanced observation, inspection and surveillance capabilities, such as day- and nighttime object tracking and small moving target indication. In addition, Epsilon gimbals are fully integrated and have been tested extensively with Penguin C aircraft.

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The Penguin C is also available for purchase with an empty payload bay, and it comes with all documentation necessary to perform payload integration. This provides an option to integrate third-party payloads using standard connections based on specific project needs.

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