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Steadicopter has announced a contract award from the Israeli Navy for an unspecified number of BLACK EAGLE UAVs. According to the company, BLACK EAGLE is the first family of unmanned helicopters that are powered by an electric motor, capable of carrying several payloads and sensors, and adaptable to diverse applications, including complex maritime missions. The BLACK EAGLE 5O Electric helicopter has a maximum take-off weight of 50 kg, a useful load weight of 30 kg – including payload and batteries, and a flight time of two hours. The system has been designed for military applications such as intelligence, coastal security, search & rescue, and advanced maritime missions, although no information has been disclosed about the intended applications by the Israeli Navy.