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Fixed Wing UAS & Gyro Stabilized Gimbals for Surveillance & Inspections

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UKRSPECSYSTEMS is a provider of flexible, affordable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for both military and commercial applications. We provide both fixed-wing and multirotor drones, in addition to state-of-the-art support equipment such as ground control stations and gyro-stabilized gimbals.

PD-1 Fixed-Wing UAV

Modular Fixed Wing Drone for Surveillance

PD-1 Fixed-Wing UAV

The PD–1 UAV is multipurpose modular fixed-wing UAV designed for surveillance missions. It is a combat-proven solution and has been officially on service with Ukrainian Armed Forces since 2016, following two years of testing. During this time, the PD–1 UAV has demonstrated its performance capabilities, anti–jamming features, and overall effectiveness while being able to operate in harsh environments.

The PD–1 UAV is a lightweight, highly customizable platform available with a wide range of options to fit any type mission and operational environment.

Technical specifications:

  • MTOW: 40 kg
  • Payload capacity: 10 kg with full fuel tank
  • Wingspan: 4 m
  • Service ceiling: 3000 m
  • Flight time: 10 hours with 10 kg of payload and full tank of fuel
  • Telemetry link: 100 km
  • Live Full HD video: 100 km
  • Takeoff method: runway/catapult
  • Recovery: runway/parachute with airbag

PD-1 Fixed-Wing Drone

Fixed-Wing Surveillance Drone

Technical Features:

Modular design
Drone can be assembled and disassembled quickly (within 10 minutes). The system can be customized on-the-go, to fulfill mission requirements – easily add, remove or replace on-board equipment.

Reliable 4–stroke engine for more than 10 hours of endurance. Electronic Fuel Injection upgrade is available for maximum endurance (up to 30% fuel economy).

Engine sensors
Engine temperature, fuel level and RPM sensors as standard, providing detailed real-time information.

PD-1 Modular Fixed-Wing UAV

On–board generator
150 W on–board generator provides power for on-board equipment.

Refuel valve
Easy, safe and fast refuelling with electric fuel pump.

Carbon propeller
Durable and quiet.

Payload compartment
Size: 600 x 233 x 243 mm; volume: 30 L. With mounting plate designed to attach any payload.

Heavy-duty chassis module
Allows operation from unprepared locations.

Heated pitot-static tube
Designed for operations in winter and “icing” conditions (option).

Remote engine start
Engine can be started remotely or automatically restarted during flight.

Extended 12 L fuel tank
More fuel for long-endurance flights.

Navigation lights
Navigation lights as standard. Lights can be turned on and off remotely.

Catapult joints
Allows launch from pneumatic catapult launcher without any modifications.

Braking system
Braking system for chassis module reduces ride during runway landing and provides greater control over the aircraft.

4 servos V-tail and wings
Redundant servos for maximum reliability (option).

Flight controller features:
1. Automatic takeoff and landing.
2. Automatic flight by route.
3. Automatic return to home in case of GNSS signals loss.
4. GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation.
5. Trigger camera at specific locations.

Watch the simple assembly process:

PD-1 VTOL Fixed-Wing UAV Module

Hybrid VTOL Fixed-Wing Drone

PD-1 VTOL Fixed Wing UAV

The PD-1 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) module is a conversion kit for the PD-1 UAV, allowing any PD–1 drone to be adapted to allow vertical take-off and landing. Four additional electric motors can be quickly installed on the fixed-wing drone, without having to return the platform to the factory – this upgrade can even be carried out in the field.

The VTOL module increases the wing span to 5 meters, and the maximum flight time is 8 hours with 7 kg of payload and a full tank of fuel.

With fully automatic take-off and landing functionality, the PD-1 VTOL UAV is easy to operate and ideal for maritime missions, particularly if the drone operates from a ship deck.

PD-1 VTOL Fixed Wing Drone

VTOL Fixed Wing Surveillance Drone

PD-1 VTOL Fixed Wing UAS

Watch how the PD-1 UAV can be quickly converted from fixed-wing to VTOL in the field:

Drone Package Delivery Module

Payload/Package Delivery System for the PD-1 UAV

Drone Delivery System

Drone Package Delivery

We offer a unique package delivery module for the PD–1 UAV. It can carry a payload of up to 7 kg in one or separate containers, which can be dropped from the UAV by parachute during flight.  The container size and shape can be customized according to specific applications.

Applications include: 

  • Fast supplies and ammunition delivery to military units: container holds more than 500 pcs of standard .223 rifle cartridges;
  • Deliver medications to remove areas: container holds four P650 UN3373 packages;
  • Coast guard: carry two self–inflating lifesaving buoys to help people in need.

Pneumatic UAV Catapult Launcher: GLS-1A

Launch UAVs remotely, without runways

Pneumatic UAV Launching System

The GLS-1A is a pneumatic catapult designed to launch UAVs with a take-off weight of up to 40 kg at a speed of 17 m/s (61 km/h). Achieve launch speeds of up to 22 m/s (79 km/h) with lighter MTOW UAVs.

Powered by a gasoline generator, the GLS-1A pneumatic catapult is compatible with many UAV platforms, and allows drones to be launched from remote areas in various weather conditions, with an operating temperature range from -25° to +40° С.

Technical Specifications:

Maximum weight of launched UAV:40 kg (@ 17 m/s)
Maximum launch speed:22 m/s
Weight (configured for surveys): 28kg (mininum) 30 Kg (typical)
Range of ambient working temperatures:-25°/+40°C
Launch angle range of the rail relative to the ground:10°-15°
Length (10° – 15°):5.3 – 5.4 m
Width (10° – 15°):1.6 – 2.3 m
Height (10° – 15°):1.2 – 1.6 m
Launcher overall weight:61 kg
Compressor station weight:88 kg

Pneumatic Drone Catapult Launcher

Pneumatic UAV Catapult Launcher