Enforce Tac 2019: Diodon displays inflatable VTOL UAS, the Diodon

The company Diodon displays its new inflatable waterproof Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) micro Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), dubbed the Diodon, at Enforce Tac 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Broadfield Security Services (BSS), a Dutch company, is the distributor of the product.

Enforce Tac 2019 BSS to display inflatable VTOL UAS the Diodon
The inflatable VTOL UAS made by Diodon, dubbed the Diodon, on display at Enforce Tac 2019, Germany (Picture source : Army Recognition)

The Diodon is a drone with inflatable arms. Not only does the inflatable limbs make it a lot easier to transport, after all, it also allows it to safely land on water, as the air-filled arms will leave it buoyant enough to float as it waits to be retrieved. They also inflate fast, allowing you to simply attach it to an air pump and be ready to fly within a couple of minutes.

The Diodon comes in three versions: SP20, MP40, and HP150. They are all waterproof, so you can’t just land this on water, but even fly it in the rain. Each of the drones, by the way, vary in size, payload capacity, and endurance, so you can get the exact one you need to fulfil your specific requirements.

The SP20 variant has been designed for tactical reconnaissance, can be fitted with an HD EO/IR camera and can fly during up to 20 minutes.

The MP40 variant has been designed for strategic surveillance, can be fitted with an HD EO/IR camera on 2-axis stabilized gimbal and can fly during up to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile the HP150 variant has been designed for specific missions, can be fitted with an HD EO/IR camera on 3-axis stabilized gimbal and custom sensors, and can fly during up to 35 minutes.

All these variants are remotelly-controlled from a ground control station which is waterproof, compact and rugged. It allows a joystick control of the UAS with a range up to 2km. And it has a battery life of 2 hours.