Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Ranger Hybrid VTOL Surveillance UAV

Ranger is a tactical UAV platform offering runway independent operations, high endurance, modularity, rapid emplacement, and a small ground footprint, which makes it an ideal choice for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance ISTAR) and Artillery Fire Correction (AFC) roles. Pakistan’s largest state-owned defense conglomerate, Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) is offering this UAV at the international defense market.
With its industry-leading multi-sensor gimbal payload, comprising HD Electro-Optical ICO) and Medium Wave Infra-Red (MWR) sensor and Laser Range Finder (LRF), Ranger is capable of detecting, recognizing and identifying enemy targets during day and night missions.

FEATURES of Ranger Hybrid VTOL Surveillance UAV:

  • Vertical Take-off and Landing
  • Reduced Operational footprint
  • Autonomous missions
  • Al enabled payload
  • Automatic target detection & tracking
  • Fault tolerant flight control system
  • Redundant IMUS
  • Auto Return to Base/Land in case of low battery & link failure
  • Open System Architecture
  • Small Mobile Ground Control Station
  • Upto 8 hrs endurance with 9 kg paybad
  • Radius of operation upto 100 km
  • HD Digital Video & Data link
  • Real-time target coordinates
  • Low Repair/maintenance cost

SPECIFICATIONS of Ranger Hybrid VTOL Surveillance UAV:

  • MTOW: 65 kg
  • Wingspan: 4.8m
  • Length: 2.58m
  • Radius Control (LOS): 100 km
  • Endurance: 6-8hrs
  • Cruise speed: 80-130km/h
  • Typical cruise altitude: 2500-3500m (ACL)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4500m (AMSL)
  • Wind Resistance: Level 7 (28-37knots)
  • 1920 x 1080
  • EO Sensor-Resolution: (640X512) 1280 X 1024 MM
  • IR Sensor-Resolution: (640X512) 1280 X 1024 MM
  • Laser Range Finder: Upto 12000m
Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, defense industry, arms procurement, and emerging technologies.

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