Excalibur International's new CANTAS E VTOL UAV appears at IDEX 2017 220021715

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International Defence Exhibition & Conference
19 - 23 February 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Excalibur International at IDEX 2017
Excalibur International's new CANTAS E VTOL UAV appears at IDEX 2017
One of the largest defence technology trade fairs is taking place in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates between the 19th and 23rd February 2017. As part of this event, the Czech UAV CANTAS E is introduced for the first time by EXCALIBUR INTERNATIONAL.
Excalibur International new CANTAS E VTOL UAV appears at IDEX 2017Excalibur International's new CANTAS E Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAV at IDEX 2017
A whole range of companies of the leading Czech engineering holding CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP present themselves at the exhibition IDEX 2017. The company EXCALIBUR INTERNATIONAL is among them, for the first time introducing its new multi-purpose UAV CANTAS E, which is capable of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL category). CANTAS can carry variable equipment and it is intended e.g. for reconnaissance, surveillance or rescue operations. It can operate as a relay, monitoring or jamming device, as well as a carrier of detection systems and sensors etc. CANTAS E is equipped with a detachable nose container, into which various systems and sensors can be installed, including electro-optical payloads, sensor kits and other special equipment or payloads.

The UAV is equipped with twin electrical propulsion units and one combustion engine. This combination makes it possible to fly continuously for up to 18 hours while also providing for very quiet operation, critical for surveillance and reconnaissance flights.

The propulsion system is designed so that CANTAS E is capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), requiring no further logistics equipment on the ground. CANTAS E can be remote controlled, but it can also operate in an autonomous mode. The vehicle was designed exclusively in the Czech Republic, including the propulsion unit, datalink communication system, and the autopilot system. CANTAS E is part of a broader family of universal UAVs and the version CANTAS A is also on display next to it, unveiled at the trade fair Indodefence 2016.



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