Fixed-Wing UAV Systems: Modular VTOL, Long-Range Maritime UAV, Tactical ISR UAS

TEKEVER Unveils New UAS with Swarm Capabilities

The ARX unmanned aerial system (UAS) is capable of deploying and coordinating a swarm of smaller drones from a primary mother drone, and offers long-range endurance, advanced onboard AI/ML capabilities, as well as SATCOM and mesh connectivity By Joe Macey / 24 Apr 2024
ARX UAS Tekever
Follow UST

TEKEVER has introduced the ARX unmanned aerial system (UAS), the company’s largest, most advanced drone and first to deploy a swarm, at XPONENTIAL in San Diego.

With onboard AI/ML capabilities and a fully modular payload configuration supporting sensors and deployable cargo, the new UAS, which is set to have its commercial debut in 2025, is expected to significantly enhance surveillance and life-saving capabilities for both civilian and military organizations.

ARX has a MTOW of 600kg and offers a combination of long-range endurance, advanced onboard AI/ML capabilities, SATCOM and mesh connectivity, and readiness for GNSS-denied environments. 

With its fully modular payload configuration including options for heavy lift, sensors, or cargo, ARX also offers a wide array of sensor choices such as EO/IR, MS/HS, and LiDAR.

Performing wide area surveillance missions often raises significant challenges, as military and security forces need to choose between systems that can project sensors to significant distances during long periods, and systems that can get closer and observe situations with additional detail. The ARX will deliver the best of both worlds, enabling long range and long endurance missions, and combining powerful onboard sensors with the ability to carry and release a swarm of smaller drones for detailed observation and inspection from much shorter distances.

This capability is expected to unlock new possibilities when supporting far-reaching surveillance missions both at sea and over land, identifying threats, fighting wildfires, detecting oil spills, or inspecting suspicious vessels. 

The ARX will join TEKEVER’s family of UAS, that already includes the AR3, AR4 and AR5 systems. All systems share common electronics and software architecture, enabling the reuse of ground segment elements, the facilitated cross-training of operators, and highly efficient logistics, maintenance and support processes. It also enables each system to benefit from the rapid evolution of every other.

The ARX will arrive on the market with a digital twin. The ARX digital twin is a model of the system that serves as an indistinguishable digital counterpart for practical purposes, such as simulation, integration, testing, monitoring, and maintenance. TEKEVER expects that this system will greatly facilitate and bring efficiency to operator training, new sensor integrations, and maintenance, support and continuous evolution processes.

TEKEVER CEO, Ricardo Mendes, said; “We’re thrilled to announce the ARX, which is one of the world’s most advanced drones in its class. It marks a significant step forward for TEKEVER. It is our first drone to include swarm capabilities, which enables it to carry out complex missions, revolutionizing surveillance, and search & rescue operations in both the civilian and military worlds.

“At TEKEVER, we are constantly innovating to develop the most advanced intelligence solutions so we can continue to be the UAS partner of choice for organizations undertaking critical environmental, commercial, and geopolitical matters.”

TEKEVER is exhibiting at XPONENTIAL 2024, see live UAS mission demonstrations at Booth 4737.

To learn more, contact TEKEVER: Visit Website Send Message View Supplier Profile
Posted by Joe Macey Connect & Contact