Physical

  • Rotor diameter 4.6 m (15 ft)
  • Airframe lenght4 m (13 ft)
  • Height1.3 m (4.2 ft)
  • Width1.2 m (4 ft)
  • MTOW235 kg (518 lbs)

Performance

  • Endurance 5+ hours (Subject to size of fuel tank module and payload configuration)
  • Mission radius 90 km (54 nm) (with Dual Redundant Command and Control Link)
  • Service ceiling 3000 m (10 000 ft)
  • Max air speed140 km/h (75,6 kts)
  • Fuel Heavy Fuel (Jet A1, JP5, JP8)
  • Temperature Range -30° C / +40° C

System Configuration

  • 2 x Air Vehicles
  • Full Avionics System
  • 1 x Ground Control Stations (GCS)
  • Integrated Air Data Terminal (ADT)
  • Redundant C2 and Encrypted Data Link Integrated Autopilot
  • Flight Management Software
  • Training Package
  • Full Operations and Maintenance Manuals

Typical Payload Options

Skeldar is a versatile system for a wide range of applications such as reconnaissance, identification, target acquisition and electronic warfare. A number of COTS high resolution EO/IR, SAR and EW sensors are available. 

EO/IR

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) gimbals provide advanced wide-area situational awareness and intelligence gathering through collection, identification, categorization and geo-location of static and moving objects of interest. It provides real-time, high-definition video to commanders and decision makers for uninterrupted surveillance of borders, urban areas, activity and events both by day and night.

Radars GMTI/SAR

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a radar system that uses the flight path of the platform to simulate an extremely large antenna or aperture electronically and generates high-resolution remote sensing imagery. SAR is used to create images of an object, such as a landscape. These images can be 2D or 3D representations of the object. High-resolution SAR provides true, all-weather ground mapping and surveillance imaging, as well as Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI).

Lidar

Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with laser and analyzing the reflected light. LIDAR for 3D geographic survey systems provides geologists and mapping professionals with the ability to examine both natural and man-made environments with more accuracy, precision and flexibility, and to produce highly accurate maps and digital elevation models for use in geographic information systems.