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BlueBird Aero Systems has been awarded a contract to supply MicroB Micro-UAS to a NATO member customer in Western Europe.
The MicroB is an advanced, operational Micro-UAS, already delivered to a number of customers around the world. Weighting approximately 1Kg.
According to the Israeli company the micro UAS is creating a new niche in the UAS arena providing unprecedented capabilities (10km communication range and over one hour endurance).
The MicroB is designed for full autonomous operation, unmatched ease-of-use, and high maintainability. Equipped with proprietary gimbaled and stabilized EO or high resolution un-cooled IR payloads, the MicroB can be autonomously launched from its hand-held launcher within seconds – even in a crowded urban environment, or through a window. The MicroB provides high quality video and images, with GIS information and automatic target tracking capabilities.
According to Ronen Nadir CEO of BlueBird the MicroB is in use among various Special Forces, first responders and security details of strategic infrastructure.