AeroVironment is now ready to export its Quantix™ Recon unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solution to international customers. The UAS solution was unveiled at an online press conference.
“AeroVironment’s Quantix Recon is a low-cost reconnaissance solution that can be in the air within minutes, capturing high-resolution georeferenced imagery of hard to access areas or dynamically changing environments.” said Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for AeroVironment.
“Because it does not rely on radio signals during flight, Quantix Recon offers greater stealth for concealed operations and is unaffected by radio frequency jammers, providing greater protection for frontline troops while reducing cognitive load.”
The fully-automated Quantix™ reconnaissance UAS offers high resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery, for on-demand actionable intelligence.
AeroVironment’s Quantix™ Recon UAS is a hybrid VTOL design that combines the advantages of vertical takeoff and landing with the range, speed and efficiency of a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft.
AeroVironment explains that the UAS offers up to 1.6 square kilometers, or 20 linear kilometers per 45-minute single battery flight.
Also, the Quantix™ Recon UAS comes with the ability to allow operators choose between multiple automated reconnaissance mode options which includes line (route), area and waypoint targeted data capture.
The UAS aerial imagery data is compatible with a wide range of available geographic information system (GIS) analytical tools to facilitate further analysis.
The UAS has five optional flight altitudes, ranging from 150 feet to 800 feet. It dual 18-megapixel cameras can capture both high resolution true color and multispectral geo-referenced imagery.
Through the operating tablet’s Quick-Look™ HD app feature, users can pinch and zoom navigation down to centimeter-level ground sampling distance, enabling them to pinpoint and react to critical issues with precision and speed.