Unmanned Helicopters, ISR Drones & Tactical RUAVs for Autonomous Applications

Unmanned Helicopters, ISR Drones & Tactical RUAVs for Autonomous Applications
6 Hatikshoret St., POB 729 Migdal HaEmek, 2307049 Israel Israel Regional offices
Unmanned VTOL helicopter

Steadicopter is a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art fully autonomous Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RUAV) for defense, homeland security and civil applications. Based on a proprietary flight control system, our unmanned helicopters are designed to be operated even by inexperienced pilots and are constructed to meet stringent military requirements.

We are ISO-9001/2015 certified, proving our commitment to the highest quality standards in development, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Our small tactical UAV platforms are authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) for operation in Israel’s civil airspace, and are all IP67-certified for reliable operation in even the harshest maritime environments.

In addition to our off-the shelf systems and custom manned-unmanned conversion services, we also offer extensive training and can even operate your unmanned rotorcraft for you.

Black Eagle 50 – Small Rotary Tactical UAV

Autonomous unmanned helicopter for ISR & emergency response

Unmanned VTOL helicopter

The Black Eagle 50 is an advanced unmanned helicopter designed to provide situational awareness and ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) capability in both the land and maritime domains.

The two-person portable, rapidly deployable system features fully autonomous VTOL and flight operation, and is powered by a proprietary flight computer certified to ADS-33 standards. The ISR drone can operate in a number of flight modes, including highly stable hovering for ultra-clear image acquisition, and can also automatically return home in the event of communications loss.

The Black Eagle can be fitted with a variety of EO/IR camera payloads for day/night operations, including the STAMP families of stabilized cameras from CONTROP. Additional payloads include:

  • Small tactical unmanned helicopterCOMINT (communications intelligence) for interception of foreign communications
  • SIGINT/ELINT (signals/electronic intelligence) for exploitation of signals from radars and weapons systems
  • AIS (automatic identification system) for tracking of maritime vessels
  • SAR & MPR (synthetic aperture radar & maritime patrol radar) for reconnaissance and targeting information

Flexible options for analogue and digital data links are also available, including communications systems from leading manufacturers such as Spectralink and Commtact.

The Black Eagle’s Ground Control Station (GCS), based around a PC in a rugged enclosure, provides an intuitive point-and-click interface with 2D and 3D maps. Operators can create and alter autonomous mission flight plans in real time, as well as directly control the aircraft and its payload directly via a joystick. A built-in map calibration feature allows aerial photographs to be turned into exact maps for mission planning and operation.

Unmanned VTOL helicopter for Commercial Applications


Total Length 2540 mm
Main Rotor Diameter 2160 mm
Maximum Takeoff Weight 35 kg
Payload Capacity 5 kg
Endurance 4 hrs (flight)
3 hrs (hover)
Maximum Speed 70 knots (126 km/h)
Cruising Speed 45 knots (81 km/h)
Service Ceiling 10,000 ft

Black Eagle 25E & 50E – Electric VTOL UAV

Electric motor drones for naval, maritime and coastal missions

Unmanned VTOL maritime helicopter

The Black Eagle 25E and 50E are electrically-powered variants of the proven Black Eagle 50 RUAV, designed to provide situational awareness for a wide variety of military, security and civilian applications.

With an extremely low logistical footprint, both electric UAVs are especially ideal for demanding maritime applications, such as anti-piracy, search and rescue, and offshore cargo delivery. They are IP67-rated for operation in even the harshest maritime environments, and can be operated from the busiest and most space-constrained offshore platforms.

The electric conversion has resulted in significantly reduced aircraft weight, providing additional capacity for extra batteries and heavier payloads. Electric power also makes the RUAVs simple to operate and easy to maintain, and with no need for fuel storage, they are safer and more environmentally-friendly.

The Black Eagle 25E electric drone is designed for takeoff weights of up to 25 kg, making it suitable for tactical and urban missions and adhering to strict weight and category regulations. The Black Eagle 50E, weighing up to 35 kg, provides a high-performance flight envelope with a wide range of mission payloads, allowing a high level of mission versatility for covert operations.


Black Eagle 25E Black Eagle 50E
Endurance (hovering) Up to 30 mins Up to 50 mins
Endurance (flight) Up to 1 hour Up to 1.5 hours
Payload Capacity 2 kg 12 kg

Unmanned Helicopter Conversion Kit

Unmanned Helicopter Conversion KitWe provide a kit for converting manned helicopters into unmanned platforms, based on our unique stabilization and control technology that can be implemented on any helicopter of any size.

As part of the conversion process, we can utilize the extra space and weight savings due to the lack of pilot and instruments and add additional fuel tanks or heavier payloads.

Our highly experienced and qualified team of engineers can handle the entire end-to-end process in-house, including flight tests, acceptance tests and ongoing support for any converted rotorcraft.

Unmanned Helicopter Applications

Defense & Military Applications

Naval UAV
Unmanned VTOL helicopter for Homeland Security

Naval & Maritime

All variants of the Black Eagle tactical UAV feature superior flight performance and low logistical footprints, and are ideal for a wide range of naval and maritime missions. The rotary UAVs provide a comprehensive solution for security, anti-piracy and prevention of unauthorized fishing, offshore deliveries, and more.

Border Patrol

The Black Eagle Rotary UAVs can provide long-range visibility of both land and maritime borders, with long endurance and the ability to carry a variety of imaging payloads for operation both during the day and at night.

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)

Our unmanned helicopters provide real-time ISR and situational awareness in support of critical military operations. The Black Eagle ISR drone, with its minimal footprint and VTOL operation, can operate from a wide variety of sites.

Battlefield Support

Military forces and special operations units can use the Black Eagle tactical UAVs, or a helicopter converted with our kit, to aid security and reconnaissance patrols, escort convoys, and enter potentially hazardous regions without endangering human operators.

Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Unmanned tactical helicopter for security Applications
Unmanned Rotary helicopter for Defense Applications

Police and Law Enforcement

Unmanned helicopters equipped with visual and thermal cameras are ideal for a variety of law enforcement tasks, such as traffic monitoring, locating suspects, and providing situational awareness during emergency situations.

Search and Rescue

Search and rescue operations, both on land and in the ocean, can require vast areas to be covered when time is of the essence. Helicopter UAVs can carry a variety of specialised payloads, using efficient search patterns and providing real-time visibility with the ability to take off from and land in almost any terrain.

Commercial and Civil Applications

Small tactical uav
Unmanned VTOL helicopter for Civil Applications

Pipeline Inspections

Steadicopter’s rotary UAVs can provide the regular safety monitoring required by oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, flying and hovering at low altitudes and using specialized camera payloads to assess pipeline condition.

Powerline Inspections

Unmanned helicopters can be used for visual and thermographic inspection of pylons and components of powerlines, spotting potential problems quickly and accurately before failures occur. The Black Eagle can hover at distances as close as 5 metres, and can cover great distances more efficiently and with lower costs than traditional manned inspection methods.

Mapping & Geographical Applications

Our unmanned helicopters can be used for a variety of mapping and surveying applications, using high-resolution cameras to map landscapes and gather data that can be used to create high-accuracy deliverables and make precise measurements.

Environmental Research

Our helicopter UAVs, providing high-stability aerial platforms for cameras and sensors, are ideal for a range of environmental research applications, such as monitoring of storms, hurricanes and volcanos.

Precision Agriculture

From automated crop spraying to gathering data on moisture, soil health and crop condition, our unmanned helicopters can deliver increased efficiency for a variety of agricultural tasks, increasing yields and maximising harvest potential.

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Regional Offices & Locations
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