The Spy’ Ranger mini-UAS

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & in India -

Spy’ Ranger is a lat­est-gen­er­a­tion mini-UAS with the “only EO/IR imag­ing and in­frared im­agery in real time. The sys­tem draws on a decade of ex­pe­ri­ence of mi­cro- and mini-UAV sys­tems with the French armed forces and of­fers par­tic­u­larly high lev­els of en­durance. It is de­ployed with the Spy’C au­to­matic com­mand-and-con­trol soft­ware al­ready adopted by the French land forces. De­signed to op­er­ate in ex­treme, non-per­mis­sive en­vi­ron­ments, this new-gen­er­a­tion sys­tem gath­ers and trans­mits ac­cu­rate, op­er­a­tional beyond-line-of-sight im­age in­tel­li­gence for joint bat­tle­group and brigade-level units. It is in­ter­op­er­a­ble with France’s multi-sen­sor im­age in­ter­pre­ta­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion sys­tem (MINDS/SAIM) to gen­er­ate im­agery that can be used di­rectly in op­er­a­tional C4I sys­tems for front­line mis­sion plan­ning and multi-sen­sor ma­noeu­vres by for­ward units. The Spy’Ranger sys­tem is trans­portable in a tac­ti­cal back­pack and of­fers a range of dif­fer­ent de­ploy­ment op­tions. The air ve­hi­cle was pur­pose-de­signed en­coun­tered in dif­fer­ent the­atres of op­er­a­tions and to pro­vide out­stand­ing per­for­mance in the crit­i­cal take-off and land­ing phases.

Spy’Ranger de­ploys a high-per­for­mance EO/IR imag­ing sys­tem. The air­frame is made of a special, patented com­pos­ite ma­te­rial for ro­bust­ness and re­silience. Based on op­er­a­tional feed­back from cus­tomers, the sys­tem pro­vides an op­ti­mal com­bi­na­tion of en­durance, imag­ing per­for­mance, ro­bust­ness, re­silience, se­cu­rity and life-cy­cle costs.

Thales is plan­ning to par­tic­i­pate for an Indian re­quire­ment for upto 200 UAS sys­tems. The com­pany is al­ready in talks with, “a cou­ple of com­pa­nies in In­dia, check­ing what we can do with them,” Thibault Tran­cart, Vice Pres­i­dent Mar­ket­ing and ISR Strate­gic Projects, stated.

14.5kg air­craft has a range of 30km and an en­durance of two and a half hours.

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