UAVOS Unveils Fixed-Wing UAV with 4-Hour Flight Time

Published: 02 Apr 2018 | Author: Mike Rees

UAVOS Borey fixed-wing UAV

UAVOS has announced the launch of the Borey-10 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a fixed-wing aircraft that can be assembled and prepared for flight in ten minutes. The aircraft design incorporates a number of features focused on extending the operational life of the aircraft, including rechargeable Li-ion cell-based batteries assembled in-house, an autopilot with hermetically sealed casing, and a minimal number of units and components.

The Borey-10 is capable of transferring real-time video in difficult meteorological conditions during operation over a range of at least 18 miles (30 km), and can be controlled at ranges of over 43 miles (70 km). The aircraft features a non-stop flight duration of 4 hours with a payload of 2lb (1 kg). A heated battery compartment allows the drone to fly in temperatures as low as -22F (-30C).

Equipped with an EW countermeasure system, the Borey-10 can carry out research operations in the absence of GNSS signals and also features an emergency landing system. The console, upon touchdown, is unfastened from the center wing to absorb impact energy and minimize damage to the aircraft.

Borey-10 has a wingspan of 140 inches (3.57 meters), and weighs 20lb (9 kg). The UAV can be launched with a rubber rope or catapult, and a parachute controls the landing and recovery. The aircraft lands on its back, to reduce the likelihood of damaging the payload.

Watch the Borey-10 UAV in action:

Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS investor and Board member, commented: “Due to its small size and modular design, Borey-10 is easily transported, assembled, and launched fast even under the most unfavorable conditions. In the process of developing the aircraft, special attention was paid to the simplicity of operation, which significantly reduces the cost of maintenance and preparation for flight, and increases the economical utilization efficiency of the system.”

Borey-10 is designed to perform mapping, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks, as well as monitoring of oil and gas pipelines, military bases, and borders. The aircraft is also ideal for search and rescue operations. The UAV is equipped with a photo camera, a front video camera, a thermal imager and a gyrostabilized television camera.

“Our programmers have developed special software that greatly facilitates the subsequent processing of data, and also makes it possible to automate the process of merging the necessary frames,” added Tarasov.