Israeli Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) company Steadicopter has unveiled electric variants of its BLACK EAGLE 25E and BLACK EAGLE 50E. Based on the company’s BLACK EAGLE platform, which has been proven for military needs, the new systems now enable high performance and operational flexibility for other security forces in a wide range of law enforcement, maritime, civilian, and covert missions, as well as civilian applications.
Converting Steadicopter’s BLACK EAGLE 50 system to an electric-powered engine has significantly reduced the weight of the air vehicle, enabling additional payload capacity for a variety of missions. Weighing only 18 kg as a platform, each model has the capacity to carry additional batteries for longer flights, heavier payloads and more. The BLACK EAGLE 25E is designed for weights of up to 25 kg, making it suitable for tactical-urban missions, while meeting the strictest weight and category regulations. The BLACK EAGLE 50E, weighing up to 35 kg, enables the best-in-class flight envelope with a wide range of mission payloads, giving the user the highest level of mission versatility for covert operations.
The small dimensions of the platform allow for efficient and safe operation from a wide variety of Offshore Patrol Vessels and other platforms, offering a comprehensive solution for highly-demanding maritime applications, such as Infrastructure Security, Exclusive Economic Zone Enforcement, Anti-Piracy, Unauthorised Fishing, Search & Rescue, Offshore Cargo Supply and more. All BLACK EAGLE systems are certified for use in the harshest maritime operating scenarios, according to the IP67 environmental standards.
Powered by electric engines, these models are extremely cost effective, simple to operate, easy to maintain and, with no need for fuel storage, both environmentally friendly and safe. They have all the proven capabilities of the gasoline-powered BLACK EAGLE 50, including vertical take-off and landing capability, a robotic observation system for civil, military and HLS missions, and day and night vision. Additionally, they are adaptive to high-altitude flights, thus enabling their deployment in many high-altitude operational scenarios.