Multi-purpose aircraft system for aerial surveillance, reconnaissance and monitoring based on miniature unmanned air vehicle.
The portable unmanned aerial system based on a «Vorobey-M» («Sparrow-M») mini-UAV performs a wide range of surveillance and reconnaissance missions, including the antiterrorist and emergency operations, as well as the Earth surface and atmosphere monitoring. The air vehicle can be equipped with photographic, television, infrared and acoustic equipment along with radiation, chemical and other special sensors of modular design.
«Vorobey-M» mini-UAV characteristic features:
• Long flight endurance
• Up to 20 km mission range
• Permanent operation availability
• Complete autonomy and ease of operation
• Stealthy deployment
The air vehicle can take off and land at unprepared constricted areas and is able to cruise on the route and loiter over a designated area for a long time. The aircraft takes off using a bungee cord and then automatically lands into a special compact recovery device.
Equipped with an electric power plant, the «Vorobey-M» mini-UAV has integrated aerodynamic layout. Its airframe is made entirely of modern composite materials.
The small size of the air vehicle and low noise of its electric power plant provide stealthy deployment. Two aircraft together with the ground equipment get packed into a single small portable container.
The navigation, control and management systems provide the aircraft flight control and its onboard equipment operation, in either a pre-programmed autonomous or an automated remote mode. The mission plan can be reprogrammed during the flight. The command-telemetry and video channels provide two-way radio communication between the UAV and ground control station.
Due to the considerable automation, the UAV system is easy to operate and can perform complex surveillance and reconnaissance missions under day-time and night-time conditions without the operator having special flight skills.
Maximum take-off weight
Maximum payload weight
– max level
Maximum rate of climb
– in loitering mode
– in cruising mode
more than 1.5 h