Steadicopter has announced that it is expanding the applications for its Black Eagle family to include homeland security, police, offshore and military Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Exhibiting for the first time at the IDEX 2021 event, the company will highlight the capabilities of the lightweight unmanned helicopter that enable it to meet the various challenges of homeland security, military forces and law enforcement agencies.
The company has signed a number of cooperation agreements with Israeli companies with technological leadership, among them is Simplex – a developer of unique drone control technology, enabling operations of multiple drones beyond visual line of sight. The integration of FlightOps.io Drone Operating system, by Simplex-C2, with the Steadicopter Black Eagle will enhance the platform’s autonomous operational capabilities.
The FlightOps Drone OS is installed onboard the Black Eagle, upgrading its autonomous capabilities to turn the system into a smart, mission aware drone that can operate in shared airspace, making smart autonomous decisions in real time and significantly increasing mission capabilities, efficiency and safety of flight.
This unique integration also allows the operation of multi-UAS in cooperation with other types of systems, sensors and unmanned aircrafts performing collaborative complex missions.
According to Steadicopter, the FlightOps web-based Ground control application provides an easy yet powerful multi-mission and multi-UAS control using a single operator.
“Recently, we launched the Black Eagle 50E and Black Eagle 25E, featuring electric propulsion, adapted for naval and ground forces missions,” said Noam Lidor, Sales & Marketing Director at Steadicopter. “We identified an immediate need for an unmanned platform that would provide mission flexibility. The Black Eagle family now has open architecture that enables much-needed integration, in accordance with user requirements. In order to provide a comprehensive solution to our customers around the world, as well as addressing the specific needs in this region, we have carried out extensive collaborations, with the result that the Black Eagle can already carry out a wide range of missions, including the use of the most advanced payloads.”
“Other collaboration we are proud of is with Downwind – a leading provider of UAS services and critical support for both government and civilian applications; and Simlat – the industry leader in simulation for UAS,” Lidor added.
These collaborations are expanding the offering by Steadicopter, turning the company into a provider of integrative solutions to homeland security, military and law enforcement forces.