UAV Factory showcases its latest drone, Penguin C Mk2 UAS at Milipol 2021, an exhibition held in Paris (France) from 19 to 22 October 2021.
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Penguin C Mk2 UAS (Picture source: Army Recognition)
The VTOL version of the Penguin C Mk2 UAS by UAV Factory is perfect for demanding operations such as takeoff and landing in variable terrains and even in 30-knot winds. Its flight endurance of 14+ hours (payload dependent) and 180 km range meets the requirements of various military defense missions. Moreover, the Penguin C VTOL excels as a multi-mission surveillance system.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL provides precision vertical takeoff and landing capability to support missions in more restrictive environments.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL introduces the patented AEROFLOW Boom Technology, enabling a 20% increase in flight endurance. The patented technology showcases hoods over the vertical lifting rotors that automatically enclose the lifting rotors while the vehicle is in horizontal flight, significantly reducing the parasitic drag on the vehicle.
The result is 14+ hours of flight endurance, making it the ideal VTOL solution in its class. The VTOL booms are made of advanced carbon-fiber composite, which makes them both light and rigid. Battery replacement is quick and simple and can be done in under 2 minutes, minimizing the delay between flights. With the added weight of the booms to enable VTOL operations, the Penguin C Mk2 VTOL steps into the Group 3 UAS category with an MTOW of 32kg / 70.6 lb.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL UAS remains one of the smallest logistical footprints in its class. A full system consists of 3x Air Vehicles, 3x high-performance EO/IR Epsilon Gimbals, 1 GCS, and 1 MIMO Tracking Antenna. The entire system can be transported in 5 Pelican cases and allows for rapid and easy assembly.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL has a 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb payload capability and comes with one of the company's high-performance EO/IR gyro-stabilized payloads. The most advanced ISR payload that can be included on the Penguin C Mk2 VTOL is the Epsilon 180 gimbal from Octopus ISR, with its class-leading stabilization of 40 uRad jitter, and includes a cooled MWIR thermal imager with continuous 15x optical zoom and a long-range 90x zoom, 4K daylight camera. Other smaller EO/IR payloads, such as Epsilon 140 series, are also available if desired. The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL also incorporates an innovative rapidly swappable payload nose cone, which can be changed out in less than 2 minutes. The nose cone is gyro-stabilized in roll axis, therefore adding an additional stabilization axis to any payload that the aircraft carries.
The Penguin C Mk2 VTOL has a 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb payload capability and comes with one of the company's high-performance EO/IR gyro-stabilized payloads. (Picture source: Army Recognition)