American Penguin C long-range long-endurance UAV at Milipol 2017


American Company UAV Factory Ltd. presents its Penguin C, a long-range and long-endurance UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) at Milipol Paris 2017, the International State Homeland Security exhibition in France. UAV Factory Ltd. is one of the world’s leading developers of fixed wing composite airframes, subsystems and accessories for small fixed wing unmanned aircraft industry.


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UAV Factory Penguin C UAS Unmanned Aerial System at Milipol Paris 2017, the International State Homeland Security exhibition in France.


The Penguin C UAV is designed for professional use. With a flight endurance of over 20 hours and operational radius of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles). Penguin C is an extremely productive unmanned platform in terms of distance traveled and area covered in a single flight.

The Penguin C aircraft is operated by a crew of two and can be assembled in less than an hour. The aircraft system fits in a minivan, and its portable launcher and parachute recovery system allows for runway-independent operation and unmatched portability in its class.

Penguin C falls under the 55-pound FAA regulation requirements for small UAVs. The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving global customers easy access to its capability. Penguin C has been flight-tested for thousands of hours by UAV Factory's flight operations team, ensuring the aircraft's reliability and robustness in normal to severe weather conditions.

Penguin C can be operated by a crew of two, and all necessary equipment including pneumatic launcher can be transported in a minivan and assembled in under an hour. The complete system, packed in several ruggedized containers, weighs up to 265 kilograms (585 pounds).


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The Penguin C system is equipped with a state-of-the-art portable tracking antenna system that enables encrypted data transmission to a range exceeding 100 kilometers or 60 miles.

Highlights of the system include a bit rate of up to 12 Mbps. integrated pointing algorithm and automatic switching between directional- and omni-directional antenna modes.

The tracking antenna system and ground control station has a military-grade ruggedized design, and it can be operated under any weather condition.

Penguin C is available with the Epsilon series of advanced micro-gimbals developed by Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory. Epsilon gimbals provide advanced operation, inspection, and surveillance capabilities, including day and night object tracking and small moving target indication. Epsilon gimbals come fully integrated and have been tested extensively with Penguin C aircraft.


 

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