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International Defence & Security Exhibition
10 - 13 September 2013
London, United Kingdom
Supacat at DSEI 2013
|Tuesday, September 10, 2013 09:42 PM|
|UK based defence Company BCB demonstrates its SQ-4 Recon light UAV at DSEI 2013.|
UK based Defence Manufacturers, BCB International Ltd, demonstrates its SQ-4 Recon unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV);a robotic device that fits in the palm of a hand and can be operated remotely by troops sitting in a control room thousands of miles away.
BCB SQ-4 Recon light UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in flight demonstration.
BCB International's Robotics Manager, Barry Davies, said: "Over the years warfare has changed in many ways, and soldiers and the equipment they use have had to adapt. Military personnel are out there protecting us, but they also need protecting themselves. We read a lot about how the larger TUAV(tactical unmanned aerial vehicles), MALE (medium altitude long endurance) and HALE (high altitude long endurance) systems play a key role in high-profile military operations, but their size makes them less well suited for deployment in dense urban areas patrolled by our troops. The SQ-4 fills that capability gap. This intelligent micro-drone can assist soldiers in a wide range of tasks, including surveillance, reconnaissance, hazardous materials damage assessment, and visual and audio communications.
"Its small size and light weight (under 300 g) means it can be carried and deployed without any additional strain. At DSEI, we will demonstrate that the drone can be flown remotely using a tablet, which also displays the video and stills transmitted by its high-resolution camera. Its small size, coupled with its 10 ultrasonic sonars, means that it can be used to penetrate and search a building or narrow spaces as well as avoid objects. It can hover discreetly over a targeted area or'perch and stare' using day or night vision.
"An innovative flight control system allows secure access to a drone from anywhere in the world,for both observation and control. This presents a totally new concept of aerial observation platforms. The SQ-4 UAV can provide soldiers with instant information about the enemy's movements, capabilities and any hidden dangers that may be lurking over a hill or inside a building. Its properties and technology allow the modern war fighter the ability to carry out many tasks without putting himself in harm's way."