AeroVironment has announced it will donate more than 100 QUANTIX RECON UAVs and operational training services to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and territorial forces amid the ongoing war against Russia. The donation was presented to the Ambassador and the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Ukraine in the US by AeroVironment Chairman, President and CEO Wahid Nawabi during a face-to-face meeting, the company writes in a press release.
The QUANTIX RECON is a lightweight, fully automated reconnaissance solution that provides on-demand actionable intelligence using high-resolution, geo-referenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery. With its hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) design, Quantix Recon combines the VTOL advantages of a multi-rotor drone with the range, speed and efficiency of a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft, AeroVironment emphasises. The UAS can survey up to 1.6 square kilometres, or 20 linear kilometres per 45-minute single battery flight.
Delivery of the QUANTIX RECON is independent of other AeroVironment tactical missile systems and UAVs already being provided to Ukraine by the United States Government. The first half of the donated shipment is expected to be delivered this week with operational training commencing immediately.