WB Electronics Unveils the VTOL Variant of its MANTA Tactical UAV System at MSPO 2015

 
 
MSPO 2015
Official Foreign Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV
International Defense Industry Exhibition & conference
1 - 4 September 2015
Kielce , Poland
 
WB Electronics at MSPO 2015
 
 
WB Electronics Unveils the VTOL Variant of its MANTA Tactical UAV System at MSPO 2015
At MSPO 2015 International Defence Industry Exhibition, Polish company WB Electronics unveiled a VTOL (vertical take off and landing) variant of its MANTA tactical UAV system. The aircraft features a complete avionics system developed by WBE and Flytronic. The entire system comprising the autopilot with cooperating sensor modules was designed in Poland by Flytronics engineers.
     
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WB Electronics MANTA VTOL Tactical UAV at MSPO 2015
     
The system supports flights along a precisely define route. Mission planning and control is carried out through the operator's panel built on a heavy duty touch-screen laptop. In addition, the installed avionics provides a complete set of telemetry, received on the ground and suitable for further analysis.

The MANTA system is equipped with Flytronic communication subsystem. An integrated digital data link ensures continuous communication between the computers on the ground (control and operation station, data analysis station, external elements of the C4ISR systems) and the aircraft.
     
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WB Electronics MANTA VTOL Tactical UAV can be fitted with small gliding bomb
     
The radio link establishes a transparent ethernet bridge and supports easy data transmission setup.

The MANTA VTOL supports system operation from any casual terrain with severly limited space for take-off and landing operations (urban development, warship deck, building roof, etc).

MANTA VTOL has a wingspan of 6.6 meters, fuselage length of 3.3 meters and max take off weight of 65 Kg. It is intended to carry a set of recon sensors such as:
- EO/IR optoelectronic payload with rangefinder and laser target designator
- COMINT/ELINT radio and electronic recon payload
- Payloads for detection of CBRN
- SAR and maritime radars
- Other sensors such as LIDAR, AIS, NDVI

While its primary role is surveillance, the MANTA VTOL can be fitted with weapon payloads as well.

WB Electronics plans to picth the MANTA UAV for the ORLIK program.
 

 

 

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