Back-pack deploy-able drones for field operations – These should be light, durable, simple, dependable, and quick to deploy. These smaller drones should have the ability to carry not only its standard camera, but a infrared/thermal camera for added support. The controls for these drones need to follow suit – simple and small.
Mid-sized team launched drones should be able to carry multi spectral, zoom, infrared/thermal cameras as well as have the ability to support lidar, ground penetrating radar and at least a 5 kg payload. This will allow for medical deliveries or other vital items to field operations and general support. The controls for these drones normally come with a pilot controller and a camera or support controller.
Large vehicle launched drones should be able to do all of the above plus remain in the air for a reasonably extended amount of time. These drones need to be able to support multi-mission deployments and carry a sizable payload over 5 kg. The control of these drones is normally from a vehicle command center, and can also be controlled via a pilot and support controller.
We provide a tethered support system to maintain a fixed drone for base surveillance and perimeter monitoring. This can be deployed in the field or at a Forward Operation Base. This system not only support the drone but can be deployed to support additional base lighting and various support. These units keep the drone at a fixed altitude and location to monitor the area surrounding the drone. These units should support 30 meters plus umbilical, and an extended flight time of several hours.
All these drones above should be tied into and supported by the designated command center.