Prion MK 3 Fixed Wing UAV
Large UAV with Long Flight Endurance
The Prion Mk3 is a large-format fixed wing UAV, designed to undertake missions of up to 1000km range without refuelling, making it a unique long flight endurance platform with the ability to field flexible payloads such as magnetometers, cameras, LiDAR, data recorders, GPS and real-time satellite communications.
Purchased by an international client base, the Prion Mk3 has been deployed globally in locations including Denmark, United Kingdom, Antarctica, Greenland and Asia. Uses to date include geophysical, LiDAR and photogrammetry surveying, in addition to surveillance in support of land/marine law enforcement and border patrol forces. With a flight endurance capability typically only exceeded by military unmanned aircraft, the Prion Mk3 is an ideal platform where beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations is a pre-requisite.
The aircraft is powered by a 120cc four-stroke petrol engine, with an ECU that precisely controls fuel and ignition for optimum performance under any conditions. Engine data is logged to an external removable recorder, with real-time feedback of systems vital statistics to ensure safe and successful operations.
The Prion MK 3 UAV can take off from a grass airstrip or can be launched with an inclined compressed air launcher if space is restricted. Landing gear options include tricycle wheels, or skids if a launcher is used. Both take-off and landing can be performed manually or autonomously via the autopilot.
A Ground Control Station (GCS) communicates with the aircraft via a real-time satellite link, enabling real-time BVLOS mission command and control. The GCS allows control of the UAV via autopilot or full manual control, and displays real-time telemetry for aircraft, engine and data on separate screens.