In the current day and age, military units understand the strategic & tactical need for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), making them an integral part of their arsenal.
Drones have been around for over 100 years now but started to be used as spy planes by the late 1950s, gathering imagery intelligence without risking any lives. Since then, military drones have undergone rapid developments leading to a wide range of different types of drones.
From drones armed with missiles, ATGMs, or bombs to so-called loitering-munition drones (also known as kamikaze drones) or last-mile transport drones, this unmanned technology fills many new challenges and opens up a whole new set of possibilities for military forces worldwide.
The current NATO UAS/drone classification divides military drones into three classes based on their weight.
CLASS-1 military drones are also deployed as autonomous drone and tethered UAV systems to act as communication relays. The SAMS-T and SAMS-H systems use a tether line that can go up an altitude of 120 meters for an unlimited flight time. This enables operators to set up a portable communication network within a couple of minutes in the most demanding environments.
GPSdome adds the first layer of resiliency to keep a GPS FIX during a jamming attack, it neutralizes the attack using a proprietary null-steering algorithm. This patented filtering algorithm creates a new pattern to avoid the interference of strong jamming signals by precisely targeting a “null” in the direction of these interfering signals.
The BINGO parameter uses multiple sensors to calculate the remaining mission time before the point of no return. This ensures a timely flight back to the desired landing site, allowing the pilot to fully focus on the mission.
The micro and mini-UAVs enable valuable support by providing an aerial view of the target and direct artillery fire at the target object. The Martlet military ISTAR drones determine the exact geographical coordinates of objects and calculate various distances on the map, all in real-time.
In addition, the Martlet GCS software can load custom (military) maps, giving operators better access to more actionable intelligence when interpreting their live video feed with one of their preloaded maps.
|Encryption:||128-bit AES / 256-bit AES|
|Custom encryption key:||user-definable|
|Operating frequency:||2050 – 2700 Mhz|
|Max transmitting distance:||15 km|