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AUS&R Conference and Exhibition on October 15, 2018 will present a wide array of applications for unmanned systems. Israeli-based Tactical Robotics (an Urban Aeronautics subsidiary) will showcase a model of its ground-breaking Cormorant UAV in a casualty evacuation mission.
The Cormorant UAV has a unique dual-role capability as the only UAV recognized by NATO to fulfill both cargo delivery and CasEvac missions. As such, the aircraft is designed to exceed the standard reliability and handling qualities required of a typical, tactical UAV in order to meet the requirements to safely ferry human “cargo” back from the battlefield.
Demonstrations of the Cormorant’s Its multi-mission capabilities to the IDF were held in May and July 2018. The company presented for the first time Cormorant’s capability to be the first UAV system fielded for unmanned casualty evacuation missions. The demonstrations took place at Megiddo Airfield in the Galilee and consisted of taking off with a load of cargo, performing a pre-planned flight to a specified point of delivery, offloading the cargo, and loading of a specialized, medical training manikin simulating a casualty which was then returned to the point of origin.
A monitor supplied by the IDF’s chief surgeon Trauma Branch transmits vital information to the crews on the ground, in addition to a video camera for two-way communication with the patient. With the exception of the loading of the ‘casualty’ and off-loading of cargo, the entire simulated mission was performed autonomously, according to the company announcement.
Meet the Cormorant at the coming AUS&R event.