Steadicopter, which focuses on the design, development, and production of rotary tactical Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS), will present its updated Black Eagle 50, described as a lightweight unmanned robotic helicopter, at DSEI. New capabilities on the Black Eagle 50 include an inertial navigation system with no dependence on GPS, as well as support for naval missions.
Steadicopter explains the Black Eagle 50 is well suited for naval missions because of its robust mechanical and electronic capabilities for maritime environmental conditions. The company also recently signed a cooperative agreement with Israel Shipyards for the marketing of the Black Eagle as part of the defense, intelligence and surveillance systems installed on its OPV Family.
“In recent months, we have invested considerable resources in improving and equipping our unmanned helicopter in order to adapt it to a wide range of missions both on land and at sea,” said Noam Lidor, sales and marketing director at Steadicopter. “We have also developed cooperation with a number of Israeli companies ‒ each a leader in its field ‒ so that we can equip our helicopter with the highest quality and most advanced payloads.”
Steadicopter describes the Black Eagle 50 is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing robotic observation system, well suited for tactical maritime and land Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.
A data link connects the aircraft with the ground controller, enabling the transmission of live video and data between the two. The system is rated for a steady hovering endurance of up to three hours and flight endurance of up to four hours.
The company describes the Black Eagle 50 as extremely lightweight and compact based on its 27 kg weight and length of 2,540 mm. It holds a maximum take-off weight of 35 kg and payload capacity of five kg. It has a communication range of up to 150 km, depending on the client’s requirements, and a service ceiling of up to 10,000 ft, while its maximum air speed is 70 knots (126Km/h) with a cruising speed of 45 knots (81 Km/h).
Founded in 2005, Steadicopter Ltd. is a revolutionary player in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry, specializing in the design, development, and production of rotary tactical UAS. The company delivers exceptional, unprecedented, proven solutions for military, HLS, and civilian applications. It provides full-featured solutions for any in-field requirements enabling vertical take-off and landing, steady hovering and optical vision for day and night in all ISTAR use cases. Steadicopter is ISO-9001/2008 certified for development, manufacturing, marketing and sales.