Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ukrainian company to unveil hybrid multi-purpose drone at UMEX 2018

Ukrainian research and production company Matrix UAV is set to unveil its new hybrid multi-purpose drone with the module of high-precision dumping of the combat payload at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference (UMEX 2018) in Abu Dhabi.

According to company specifications, the new hybrid multi-purpose drone called the  Chimera-H is designed for reconnaissance and monitoring of roads, borders, forests, and waterways and now it can be also used for dropped different versions of the bombs, beacons, transponders.

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Chimera-H is a multi-purpose multi-rotor platform.  The new drone has a forward speed of 14 m/s and an operational ceiling of 1,500 meters with a flight endurance in excess of 2 hours (depending on the weight of the payload). The drone powered by combustion engine hybrid propulsion unit is able to give it an operation range of one hundred fifty kilometers.

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Chimera-H multi-rotor platform can deliver different cargoes: medical, military or commercial ones. Depending on a given task, the drone can be equipped with day or night-vision devices, laser searchlight, retransmission station, detector, obstacle detector, jettison device etc.

Photo by Matrix UAV
Photo by Matrix UAV
Photo by Matrix UAV
Photo by Matrix UAV


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