NITI is a very light-weight, stealthy remote-controlled Bulgarian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It has been designed and constructed in 2006 by Armstechno Co. Orders from the Bulgarian Army are expected. Other militaries have shown interest in the UAV, as it is light, easy to repair and maintain, yet has a range and service ceiling similar or bigger to other much more advanced and expensive systems of the same type.
It mounts a colour surveillance camera, a thermal vision camera, and has an option for adding chemical and radioactive contamination dosimeters. Its main tasks are air surveillance of contaminated areas, regions with possible terrorist group activity, artillery correction or observation of natural disaster-stricken areas.
NITI has a max. fuel capacity of 38 l. It also has a programmable autopilot system and GPS system. A handful of NITI aircraft have been exported to Turkey and Indonesia.
The aircraft was shown at the International Defense Equipment Exhibition – HEMUS on May 2010 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Powerplant: 1 × 106iB2 Two-cylinder engine, 10,7 hp (8 kW)
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