Proxy Aviation Systems SkyRaider

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Introduction
The SkyRaider® is an advanced heavy payload unmanned aircraft. It is an optionally-piloted vehicle (OPV) that has three flexible options: manned only, unmanned only, or unmanned and optionally piloted. Its canard design is more stable and maneuverable than other unmanned aircraft. Constructed of composite materials, it is easier to modify, and therefore, easier to install more sensors and payloads on the SkyRaider®. The vehicle is based on a proven composite aircraft design, which has been through rigorous load tree analysis and wind tunnel testing.

The SkyRaider® operates in a wider flight regime and offers the following benefits:

  • A wide operational air speed range of 80 to 150 knots
  • More stable: more sensors on aircraft & more flexible payloads
  • Highly engineered structural design: higher G and structural load factors
  • Higher cross wind limits
  • The SkyRaider® is designed for low and medium-altitude, long endurance missions. It is ideal for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, battle damage assessments and communications relay roles to address a wide array of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security mission sets.

    The SkyRaider® can lift more than its own weight and its flexible platform features can be tailored to meet a wide range of persistent heavy lift requirements.

  • Large payload capacity: 2000 lbs available for flexible payload, fuel, and optionally piloted configurations
  • Long Endurance: Can carry enough internal fuel for 20+ hour missions with a 150 lb ISR payload
  • Optionally Piloted: Mitigates development and testing risks
  • ATOL: Full Autonomous Take off and Land with GPS-LADAR
  • Plug and Go pay load bay: Drop down design enables quick payload change
  • Flexible Customization Options: Manned only, unmanned only, and Hybrid Control Options available
  • The SkyRaider® is fully integrated with Proxy’s Universal Distributed Management System (UDMS™) for carrying out complex cooperative missions.

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    SkyRaider6.19.752.41814.36324.1185.2207315907.2

    Manufacturer
    CountryNameHeadquartersURL
    USAProxy Aviation SystemsGaithersburg, Marylandhttp://www.proxyaviation.com