XER Technologies, a leading developer of multirotor heavy-duty drones for demanding commercial, industrial and public safety applications, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights the company’s European-made BVLOS-ready UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platforms, which are designed to meet high aerospace reliability and safety standards.
The X8 is a powerful multirotor drone that delivers a flight endurance of over 2.5 hours and payload capacity of up to 7kg. Powered by a hybrid fuel-electric propulsion system, it is an ideal platform to extend your flight endurance and operating range beyond the capabilities of battery powered conventional drones.
The rugged hybrid-engine drone is engineered for high performance under highly challenging conditions, including rain, snow, sub-zero temperatures, and wind speeds of up to 35 knots. The lightweight carbon-fibre airframe features foldable quick-release arms for easy transport, and the system can be rapidly deployed and airborne in just two minutes.
The X8 platform can be customized to suit a wide range of operational requirements. With integrated mounting brackets and built-in power and communication connectors, the heavy payload drone can accommodate loadouts of single or multiple sensors and payloads, including:
- EO/IR (electro-optical/infrared) imaging systems
- LiDAR scanners
- ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) sensors
- Ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
- Multispectral/hyperspectral sensors
- Radioactivity and gas detectors
- Extra fuel tanks for extended-range missions
The X8 can also be equipped with different communication options, including long-range RF (European or US-compliant), 4G cellular, and SATCOM (satellite communications). Advanced safety features include integrated collision avoidance, an autonomously-deploying parachute system, and a backup battery for emergency landings. The X8 can be flown in the EASA “Open” and “Specific” categories.
To find out more about XER Technologies and their heavy-duty multirotor drone platforms, please visit their profile page: https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/company/xer-technologies/