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Penguin C VTOL MIL UAS

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Penguin C Mk2 MIL UAS

LONG-RANGE TACTICAL VTOL UAS SOLUTION

The VTOL version of the Penguin C Mk2 UAS is perfect for demanding operations such as takeoff and landing in variable terrains and even in 30-knot winds. Its flight endurance of 14+ hours (payload dependent) and 180 km range meets the requirements of various military defense missions. Moreover, the Penguin C VTOL excels as a multi-mission surveillance system.

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14+ h flight endurance

Long flight endurance for critical mission success

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180 km / 112 mi range

Advanced encrypted digital datalink systems

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Crew of two

Fits in a pickup, minivan, or helicopter and can be assembled in less than an hour

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ITAR-free

The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities

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Extra payload space

Secondary payload bay for custom payloads

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Artillery fire control

Software generates high precision artillery fire correction data

Take off in any terrain

Fully automated and precise vertical takeoff and landing

Take off in any terrain

Fully automated and precise vertical takeoff and landing

KEY FEATURES

  • 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb of payload capacity
  • Takeoff and landing in 30-knot winds
  • Quick and simple deployment
  • Secondary payload bay for custom payloads
  • Parachute system for emergency landings
  • Anti-Jam interference avoidance
  • Remote video terminal with mesh
  • Voice and data relay for Silvus Tactical Radios
  • Operational in GPS denied environments
  • MISB compliant video stream
  • Operational and maintenance training
  • Maritime operations (SARSAT, AIS)

Patented Aeroflow Boom technology provides the Penguin C VTOL with a 20% increase in flight endurance. The game-changing AEROFLOW technology substantially reduces the VTOL system parasite drag by producing smooth and efficient aerodynamic flow over the boom during the flight. This unique boom technology is easy to maintain, replace and operate while in the field.

TOP OF THE LINE SURVEILLANCE

If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads, the Penguin C VTOL MIL is one of the most capable surveillance UASs available on the market.

FIELD-SWAPPABLE PAYLOAD

Penguin C VTOL MIL has a unique swappable nose design that allows the field replacement of payloads within seconds. The swappable nose has an integrated motor that brings additional roll stabilization and protects the payload during emergency and regular landings. Furthermore, the swappable payload design allows customers to conveniently integrate custom payloads into the Penguin C VTOL MIL.

CLASS-LEADING MOBILITY

A crew of two can operate the Penguin C VTOL UAS and all the necessary equipment. The whole system, packed in several ruggedized containers, can be transported in a single minivan, pickup or helicopter and assembled in under 45 minutes.

Reliable and proven integrated emergency parachute landing prevent the risk of damage to the aircraft or payload in emergency situations. Thousands of reliable recoveries and integrated automatic release-upon-touchdown mechanism to eliminate wind-dragging.

With the Silvus MIMO 4X4 tracking antenna system, you can achieve high throughput communication at a range of 180 km. The Penguin C VTOL also has an onboard voice and data relay for Silvus Tactical Radios.

32 KG

Maximum take-off weight

The Penguin C VTOL MIL UAS is a 14+ hour endurance, long-range tactical VTOL solution in Group 2 or 3. The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities.

OVER 9000 HOURS

Flight tested

EDGE Autonomy’s flight operations team has flight-tested the Penguin C UAS for over 9000 hours to ensure its reliability and robustness in normal to severe weather conditions.

WORLD RECORD HOLDER

The system’s design is based on the proven Penguin airframe. The Penguin UAVs have been sold to customers in over 43 countries. Original Penguin B aircraft achieved a 54.5-hour world record flight in 2012.

HIGHLY EFFICIENT EFI ENGINE

Thanks to the EDGE Autonomy’s own state-of-the-art electronic fuel injected (EFI) engine, Penguin C MIL UAS flight endurance is up to 20 hours. The cooling system provides the ability to operate from below freezing point to extremely hot conditions. Before delivery, each engine is tested extensively in EDGE Autonomy’s engine testing cell to maximize its reliability and efficiency.

The EFI engine comes built into a swappable propulsion module than can be changed in minutes, allowing for uninterrupted operation of the aircraft system while maintenance could be performed on a second module.

PENGUIN C VTOL MIL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM

Penguin C MIL UAS

Long endurance, long-range unmanned aircraft system designed for ISR missions

Portable Tracking Antenna

Portable tracking antenna system enables long-range data transmission for manned and unmanned aircraft applications

Portable Ground Control Station

EDGE Autonomy’s off-the-shelf, portable ground control station is designed for controlling unmanned vehicles

11 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

Compact, lightweight and man-portable design

OPTIONAL TRACKING ANTENNA TRAILER

Off-road Antenna Mast Trailer

All-terrain trailer with the hydraulic 15-meter mast, advanced tracking antenna, digital MIMO datalink, Mesh networking

PAYLOAD OPTIONS

Penguin C Mk2 MIL is available with the Epsilon series of advanced micro-gimbals developed by Octopus ISR Systems, a division of EDGE Autonomy. Epsilon gimbals provide advanced observation, inspection, and surveillance capabilities, such as day and nighttime object tracking and small moving target indication.

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THIRD-PARTY PAYLOAD INTEGRATIONS

Penguin C Mk2 MIL is also available for purchase with an empty payload bay, and it comes with all documentation necessary to perform payload integration. This provides an option to integrate third-party payloads using standard connections based on specific project needs.

For powering the payload, customers can use the onboard 6V, 12V, and 24V power supply. For payload control and real-time video, customers can use an integrated data link Ethernet and serial pass-through with a rate of up to 12 Mbps.

Services

Tailored Support Services

EDGE Autonomy offers a wide range of tailored support services. Support services include extensive training programs, onsite support, operations start up services, and flight services. Our flight operations department works closely with our customers to achieve optimal customer operational capability and meet the project goals.

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