Serving in the war zone between Russia and Ukraine, the latest state of the art Vector and Scorpion UAV, which is India’s longest range drone with a 65 kilometre telemetric range, is all set to undergo test trials along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh in July, ahead of its possible induction into the armed forces.
The two in one unmanned aerial system is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance drone, providing capabilities to both the military and other security forces. It exceeds the performance of the current tactical UAV platforms in most services in difficult terrains and urban environments all over the world.
Vector & Scorpion are latest UAVs from Quantum Systems. It can face any direction — upward, forward or down. A vertical take off, energy efficient, long range, fixed wing flight and back to a vertical landing. All automatic, no pilot or operator input needed to fly combined with extremely low noise emission makes the Vector the perfect UAV for a wide range of non-invasive aerial operations.
An encrypted mesh IP link sends video streams up to a range of 15 plus kilometers. A flight time of up to 120 minutes speaks for itself. All combined in a compact and robust electric VTOL UAV. The two in one system design opens up further applications with the “Scorpion” configuration by removing the wings and attaching a separate set of copter arms, a dedicated multi copter platform becomes available for an even wider variety of mission applications.
Either use a VTOL fixed wing or a conventional copter, in both cases you only need one system to train on and to deploy it on site. The officials said the drone gets “mission ready” in less than two minutes. The payload and all the general parts have the quick lock mechanism without the need of any tools. It is a fibre reinforced airframe with a shock absorbing landing gear.