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Sixth article in the series
by Arie Egozi
Innocon’s MiniFalcon 2 , is amedium size weighing 170kg and capable of 15 flight hours and 15,000 feet of altitude.
This is capable of carrying a 35 kg payload that can include day/night observation, photography, target location and acquisition and laser designation systems.
In Mid 2014 , BlueBird another smaller manufacturer , was awarded a contract to supply its MicroB to a NATO member customer in Western Europe.
The MicroB is an advanced, operational Micro-, already delivered to a number of customers around the world. Weighting approximately 1Kg.
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 the Israeli company , the micro is creating a new niche in the arena providing unprecedented capabilities (10Km communication range and over one hour endurance).